Good Reading : September 2006
SEPTEMBER 2006 ı goodreading 47 coffee table Building a Masterpiece: the Sydney Opera House edited by Anne Watson is published by Powerhouse Publishing, rrp $55.00. Photographs and captions reproduced with permission of Powerhouse Publishing and as specified in individual photo credits. The sculptural beauty of the roof — Utzon’s ‘fifth façade’ — may have been difficult to build but, as captured here by David Messent, it is spectacular, even from above. Photo credit: David Messent Screenprinted posters designed by architect John Kinstler in 1967. Young architects like Ted Mack, Grahame Crocket, May Watson and Bill Turner helped design, print and distribute the posters, calling for Utzon’s return. Photo credit: Powerhouse Museum Collection Two protesters against Australia’s involvement in the Iraq war managed to elude security staff when they painted this anti-war slogan on the Opera House on the morning of 18 March 2003. Photo credit: Tim Cole The 2006 World Heritage nomina- tion for the Opera House recognises the building as a ‘great urban sculpture’. This photo shows the new western Colonnade. Photo credit: David Messent 2006, courtesy SOHT.