A book that narrates a unique episode of contemporary architecture, through an exceptional selection of period photographs, documentation and memories never before published.
English edition. It is not actually correct to say that Utzon is the architect of the Sydney Opera House; too many parts of this construction that has become the monumental symbol of Australia, in spite of its story, are the result of alterations of his original design. Nevertheless the title of this volume is justifiable, because the image of the Opera House conserves the character of the brilliant design work of Utzon. Françoise Fromonot has studied the documentation on every phase of the project, rediscovering a precious collection of photographic plates that immortalize every moment of the construction, until changes in the political situation and cold professional calculations induced the Australian clients not to fully meet the challenge proposed by the Danish architect. The pages of this book and the images that accompany them reconstruct all the passages of an undertaking that is as unique as the figure of Utzon himself, whose legacy remains misunderstood even today.