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The house : the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it

Author: Helen Pitt
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The best-loved building in Australia nearly didn't get off the drawing board. When it did, the lives of everyone involved in its construction were utterly changed: some for the better, many for the worse. Helen Pitt tells the stories of the people behind the magnificent white sails of the Sydney Opera House. From the famous conductor and state premier who conceived the project; to the two architects whose lives were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Pitt
ISBN: 9781760295462 1760295469
OCLC Number: 1037295438
Awards: Winner of Walkley Book Award 2018 (Australia)
Description: xvii, 412 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A phone call from half a world away2. The young Jorn3. Scandi-style4. The mastermind5. The ordinary Joe, who gave Sydney its Opera House6. The magnificent lonely idea7. Sex magic and the maestro 8. Gentlemen, here is your Opera House9. And the winner is ... 10. Poetry or pastry?11. Bennelong pointers12. Kiss and sell13. With a little bit of bloomin' luck14. A mini Greek tragedy15. Rising up like Aztec gods16. The spherical solution17. End of the bromance18. The arch that changed the world19. Plain sailing20. Millions and mullions21. High noon at the chief secretary's office22. I am still available23. This chapter is over24. Malice in Blunderland25. SOS to London26. New man at the Opera House27. Autopsy on a dream28. Hall's balls29. Not a job for boys30. Opening daze31. ReconciliationNotesIndex
Responsibility: Helen Pitt

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The definitive account of the human story behind the building of the Sydney Opera House.  Read more...

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