Max Dupain - Sydney Opera House
A collection of 171 gelatin silver chronological prints showing the three stages of the construction of The Sydney Opera House (1958-1973), bound in three volumes; together with Dundas Corbalt Gore's personal photograph album for stage two 1963-1967; the complete hand ledger of sub contracts for stage three; an album of newspaper clippings relating to the building up until is was handed over to the Opera House Trust; Sydney Opera House, Anatomy of Stage Three, Construction & Completion, A General Index by D.S. Littlemore for the Public Works Department, New South Wales; Sydney Opera House Glass Walls by Harry Sowden; Sydney Opera House, An Interim plan for the conservation of the Sydney Opera House and its site by James Semple Kerr; two copies of Sydney Opera House Official Souvenir; original invitation card to the vendor for the first live performance in the Concert Hall on 17 December 1972, along with the official program.
Also included with this lot is the original prototype for the bronze and glass walls and samples of the three different tiles used on the Opera House.
30.3 x 30.3cm (11 15/16 x 11 15/16in).
Australian Colonial Furniture and Australiana
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