Building a Masterpiece: The Sydney Opera House (Hardback)Anne Watson (editor), Richard Watson (author of contributions), Robert Geddes (author of contributions), Philip Drew (author of contributions), David Taffs (author of contributions), Matthew Connell (author of contributions), John Nutt (author of contributions), Philip Nobis (author of contributions), Sarah Gregson (author of contributions), Patricia Hale (author of contributions)
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Building a Masterpiece explores the many untold chapters in the long history of the Opera House's gestation, development and completion - of individuals whose careers were made or broken by the Opera House, the companies whose reputations were secured through their association with the building, and the pioneering construction methods, innovative technologies and methodologies developed to meet the demands of its unprecedented design and challenging construction. The workers who built the building, the politicians, architects and members of the public who championed it and its often beleaguered architect are discussed too as is its current world status as a symbol of Australia.
Comprising an introduction and ten engaging essays, written by eminent authors and experts in the field, this comprehensive and richly illustrated book offers a unique account of the Sydney Opera House and is essential reading for anyone wishing to gain fresh insights into the complex history of this iconic building.
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1370 g
Dimensions: 280 x 235 x 25 mm
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