Reviewing the Performance: The Design of the Sydney Opera House

SKU: 363409

Probably the most important book ever written about the Sydney Opera House, Reviewing the Performance is the first to make a calm and careful analysis of all aspects of this remarkable building. In particular the problems of the brief, the difficulties of matching the design to the site, and the immense problems encountered during construction.

Reviewing the Performance also brings startling revelations about seating and acoustic volumes. But it then goes one stage further and examines aspects of ethics and aesthetics in architecture and how a building may become an artistic masterpiece yet never excel in its primary function. The text is accompanied by meticulous drawings from the author and the timeless photographs of the late Max Dupain.

About the Author

Ken Woolley is a distinguished and highly respected architect. His public works have garnered many of Australia's architectural awards.

  • Specifications

    Author: Ken Woolley

    Publisher: Watermark Press

    Format: Hardcover

    Publication date: 16/06/2010

    SKU 363409
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