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Murray Sayle: How Sydney got its Opera House, 5 October 2000

The Masterpiece: Jørn Utzon, a Secret Life 
by Philip Drew.
Hardie Grant, 574 pp., AUS $39.95, October 1999, 1 86498 047 8
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Jørn Utzon: The Sydney Opera House 
by Françoise Fromonot, translated by Christopher Thompson.
Electa/Gingko, 236 pp., £37.45, January 1998, 3 927258 72 5
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... opera houses onto a site barely 250 feet wide by 350 feet deep, with deep water on three sides. Françoise Fromonot of Paris, whose book lists Sydney Opera House among grands projets never realised as their designers intended, shows us the second and third prize-winners, which can be taken as standing in for all the others. The runner-up, an American ...

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