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Building a masterpiece : the Sydney Opera House

Author: Anne Watson; Powerhouse Museum.
Publisher: Sydney : Powerhouse Publishing ; Aldershot, UK ; Burlington, VT : in association with Lund Humphries, 2006.
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"Building a masterpiece explores some of the untold chapters in the long history of the Opera House's gestation, development and completion - the 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Building a masterpiece.
Sydney : Powerhouse Publishing ; Aldershot, UK ; Burlington, VT : In association with Lund Humphries, 2006
(OCoLC)607851830
Named Person: Jørn Utzon; Jørn Utzon; Jørn Utzon; Jørn Utzon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Watson; Powerhouse Museum.
ISBN: 0853319413 9780853319412 1863171150 9781863171151
OCLC Number: 70765256
Notes: Includes "About the authors" (p. 186-187) and "About the Powerhouse Museum" (p. 187).
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 29 cm
Contents: Monumental appeal : reflections on the Sydney Opera House / Richard Weston --
An opera house for Sydney : genesis and conclusion of a competition / Anne Watson --
Second thoughts : reflections on winning second prize / Robert Geddes --
Poetic paradox : Utzon's sources for the Sydney Opera House / Philip Drew --
Computers and the Opera House : pioneering a new technology / David Taffs --
Constructing a legacy : technological innovation and achievements / John Nutt --
Who built the Opera House? / Sarah Gregson --
'Great strength with extemem lightness' : Utzon's use of plywood / Philip Nobis --
Bring Utzon back : the protest that divided a profession / Anne Watson --
'A masterpiece of human creative genius' : recognition, reconciliation and heritage conservation / Bronwyn Hanna and Patricia Hale.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Watson.

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'Building a Masterpiece is beautifully illustrated as befits a book about this most photogenic of buildings.' The Architectural Review

 
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