The Saga of the Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia

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INDEX
Page references for illustrations are in italics

a
Aalto, Alvar 15
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 2 , 27 , 28 , 67
requirements 92 -3, 117 , 121 , 122 , 124 , 155
acoustics 20 -1, 37 -8, 65 , 66 , 92 , 120 -2, 133
reverberation time 62 , 117 , 124 ;
and seating 116
Additive Architecture xvi
Ahm, Povl 24 , 25 , 27 , 30 , 114 , 142
air conditioning 118 -19, 120
Alumply 126 -7
Anderson, Jim 130
Andersson, Erik and Henry 144 -5
Antill, John 133
Archigram Group 138 , 139
architects 138 -9, 152 , 154
and engineers xvii , 18 - 19 , 153
Arup, Arne 17
Arup, Ove xvii , 12 - 13 , 15 , 16 - 18 , 50
Architects' role 152 ;
Arup Associates 153 -4;
beams 25 , 27 ;
Boxing Day meeting 42 , 43 ;
Civil and Civic arbitration 44 ;
engineers' role 153 ;
escalators 132 ;
glass walls 130 ;
illness 36 , 37 ;
and Lewis 41 ;
Major Hall 125 ;
resignation thoughts 130 -1;
roof shells 19 , 20 , 30 , 31 , 34 , 35 ;
SOHEC 27 -8;
and Utzon 25 , 45 , 46 -7, 48 , 57 , 60 , 63 -4, 87 , 88 -9, 142 ;
Utzon's absences 23 ;
Utzon's resignation 96 , 103 , 105 , 109 -11, 114 , 140 -1, 147 , 150 , 151 ;
Utzon's view of 136
Arup and Arup 17
Arup Associates 153 -4
Arups xvii , xviii , 12 - 13 , 17 , 20
ceilings 85 -6, 87 -8, 91 ;
computers 30 ;
escalators 131 -2;
glass walls 128 ;
job organisation 44 - 51 , 76 , 144 ;
roof shells 29 - 31 , 32 , 33 ;
site office 52 ;
Stage 2 43 , 97 ;
Stage 3 78 -9;
Sydney office 41 -2;
team 23 -5;
tiles 40 -1;
and Utzon xvii - xviii , 23 , 88 -9, 103 , 148 -51, 152 -3
Ashworth, Professor Henry Ingham 3 , 5 , 12 , 13 , 27
as competition judge 6 , 10 , 11 ;
costs 70 ;
seating 116 -17;
support for Utzon 147 -8;
Utzon's resignation 95 , 97 , 99
Askin, Robert W 79 , 93 , 124
Asplund, Erik Gunnar 15
auditoria
acoustics 37 -8;
ceilings 72 , 85 -6, 87 - 91 ;
size 3 - 4 ,
see also Major Hall;
Minor Hall
Australian, The122 , 124
Australian Daily Telegraph137

b
Balslev, M 20 , 63
Basis of Proposal 101 , 102
Battle of the Blobs 130
beams 25 , 26 , 27
Bennelong Point 1 - 2 , 4 - 5 , 127
Boissevain, Paul 10
Boxing Day meeting 42 -3
'Bring Back Utzon' campaign 136 , 144 , 151
Brunelleschi, Filippo 137 -8
Bunning, Walter 5 , 11 , 143
Buttrose, Charles 61

c
Cahill, Joe 2 , 4 - 5 , 7 , 11 - 12 , 21 -2, 44 , 156
Candela, Felix 13 , 105
car parking 70 , 131 , 132
Carr, Bob 136
ceilings 62 , 68 , 72 , 73 -4, 78 , 85 -6, 87 - 91 , 148
cheque book control 79 - 80 , 84 , 93 , 142

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Dramatis Personae ix
  • Important Dates xii
  • Introduction xv
  • Chapter 1 - A Magnificent Doodle 1
  • Chapter 2 - Collaboration and Creativity 23
  • Chapter 3 - The Move to Sydney 39
  • Chapter 4 - A Quart into a Pint Pot 52
  • Chapter 5 - The Turn of the Screw 72
  • Chapter 6 - 'You Have Forced Me to Leave' 92
  • Chapter 7 - The Aftermath 115
  • Chapter 8 - Ars Longa, Vita Brevis 136
  • Bibliography 157
  • Index 160
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