Letters from Sydney : the Sydney Opera House saga seen through the eyes of Utzon's chief assistant Mogens Prip-Buus
Blondal, Hellerup : 2000
157 p. : il.
Colección: Blondal Documentary
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-725.82 LET
As is generally known, Jorn Utzon and his colleagues, among whom Prip-Buus counted himself, were only allowed to half-finish the task. Even in spite of this, the Sydney Opera House was finally proclaimed the most important work of architecturein the 20th century, and was seen by many as a symbol of the new millennium. Prip-Buus' letters and diary, written immediately before the breach forced on Utzon by the Australian government in 1966, offer a unique account of the day-to-day problems faced by architects who now work in a world over which they can exert even less influence. But despite all the difficulties, the experience in Sydney was not to be missed.
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