The Masterpiece


THE MASTERPIECE IS AN ENTHRALLING PORTRAIT OF BOTH A GREAT ARCHITECT AND HIS GREATEST BUILDING. J?rn Utzon had the good fortune to win the international design competition for the Opera House in 1957, but was unlucky - from the outset the enterprise was mired in parochial politicking. His ultimate withdrawal from the Opera House project in 1966 was in part prompted by strained relationships with NSW politicians and engineers over the design and building process, and in part due to the huge tax burden created by dual Australian-Danish residency. Utzon found himself at the centre of a raging artistic and political scandal, and the unrelenting scrutiny left him with no choice but to leave Australia - never to read more

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ISBN:

9781876719340

Format:

Paperback

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

07 September 2001

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Philip Drew