The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia

The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia

by Peter Murray

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Overview

Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built Sydney Opera House...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134343386
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Peter Murray trained as an architect and is a former editor of the RIBA Journal, co-founder of the design and architecture magazine Blueprint and Chairman of Wordsearch. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction  Dramatis Personae  Significant Dates  1. A Magnificent Doodle 2. Collaboration and Creativity  3. The Move to Sydney  4. A Quart Into a Pint Pot  5. The Turn of the Screw  6. "You Have Forced Me to Leave"  7. The Aftermath  8. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis  Bibliography

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