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Utzon and the Sydney Opera House : Penguin Special - Daryl Dellora

Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

Penguin Special

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2013
ISBN: 9780143570806
Number Of Pages: 80

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Jørn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House so that every element would be in harmony. But its construction, while it began in just that way, ended in complete discord. The visionary state government that commissioned the project was replaced by one that did not appreciate it and stopped funding it. Utzon was forced out. The interiors he planned went unbuilt and rumours were spread about his departure. In this incisive essay, to celebrate the Opera House's fortieth anniversary, Daryl Dellora draws on his own past interview with Utzon to pull those rumours apart. Along with the architect's original intentions, he reveals how misguided was the attempt to thwart one of the modern world's architectural masterpieces.

About the Author

Daryl Dellora is the author of Michael Kirby: Law, Love and Life.

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My daughter was doing a project on the Opera House and I bought this book for her to assist in the project. It was a really interesting read and very useful as reference material.

Newcastle, Australia



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ISBN: 9780143570806
ISBN-10: 0143570803
Series: Penguin Specials
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 23rd October 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 10.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.07