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The Resource The house : the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it, Helen Pitt

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

Label
The house : the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it
Title
The house
Title remainder
the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it
Statement of responsibility
Helen Pitt
Title variation
Dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 so tragically intertwined; to the workers and engineers; to the people of Sydney, who were alternately beguiled and horrified as the drama unfolded over two decades. With access to diaries, letters, and classified records, as well as her own interviews with people involved in the project, Helen Pitt reveals the intimate back story of the building that turned Sydney into an international city. It is a tale worthy of Shakespeare himself
Writing style
Award
Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680367
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitt, Helen
Dewey number
725.822
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utzon, Jørn
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Theatres
  • Theatres
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Theatres
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
The house : the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it, Helen Pitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063842719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 412 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1037295438
Label
The house : the dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it, Helen Pitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063842719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 412 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1037295438

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