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The House: The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it (16pt Large Print Edition)
  

The House: The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Pitt, Helen

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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 sai... read full description below.

ISBN 9780369311498
Barcode 9780369311498
Published 10 August 2018
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369311498
ISBN-10 0369311493
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Publication Date 10 August 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Pitt, Helen
Category History of Art
Art Styles: C 1960 -
Architecture
Public Buildings: Civic, Commercial, Industrial, Etc
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 718
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 37mm
Weight 990g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 725.82209944
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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. 'A drama-filled page turner' - Ita Buttrose AO OBE 'Helen Pitt tells us so much about the building of the Sydney Opera House we've never heard before' - Bob Carr, former Premier of NSW 'Australia in the seventies-mullets, platform shoes and, miraculously, the Opera House. At least we got one of them right. A great read.' - Amanda Keller, WSFM breakfast presenter

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Author's Bio

Helen Pitt is a Sydney Morning Herald journalist who has worked as the opinion and letters editor at Australia's oldest daily metropolitan newspaper where she began her career in 1986. She has worked as a writer for The Bulletin magazine, in California for New York Times Digital, and as a television reporter at Euronews in France. Her feature writing has won the Austcare Media award and been highly commended in the UN Media Peace prize.

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