Sydney Opera House: Official Souvenir Guide
Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.
Fusing ancient and modernist influences and situated on a site sacred to the Gadigal people for thousands of years, it is Australia's premier tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world.
While the tale of the Sydney Opera House is one of breathtaking triumph, it is also one of personal cost. Its Danish architect, Jørn Utzon (1918–2008), left Australia midway through construction and never returned to see his masterpiece completed – a building that, according to Frank Gehry, 'changed the image of an entire country'.
This souvenir guide traces the history of this extraordinary building – one that is synonymous with inspiration and imagination – through a beautifully realised combination of photography, text and quotes.
• Richly illustrated with images and stories, this is your perfect souvenir of the Sydney Opera House
• A new guide to this architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world
• Looks at the history of the entire site, construction and development of the Sydney Opera House
The People’s House – Sydney Opera House at 50
An exhibition at Museum of Sydney, 1 July to 12 November 2023
A large-scale exhibition about the history of Australia’s most famous building. The exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, to be drawn from the outstanding collections of the NSW Government cultural institutions, will be a key part of the Opera House’s 50th anniversary program.
In partnership with the Sydney Opera House. The People’s House is supported by the NSW Government.
Published July 2022
190mm x 190mm