Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House is a photographic tribute to the spirit of the Sydney Opera House and the man who designed it; Danish architect, Jørn Utzon.
Advance was delighted to support the the book's Asia launch in Hong Kong and to join with the Australian Institute of Architects in Singpore for this book talk.
Come and hear from its author - Katarina Stübe - a young architectural student and photographer. She fell in love with the building and set out to understand how one of the modern wonders of the world was created.
In a rare collaboration with Jørn Uzton, and his architect son Jan, Katarina takes us on a visual journey that focuses on the future of the Opera House, as much as on its history.
Katarina’s photographs are accompanied by a narrative text chronicling her journey together with anecdotes from Jan about the life of the Utzon family and the building of arguably the most iconic structure in modern history.
Jan talks about the influence of the masterpiece on Utzon’s family, anecdotal memories of Sydney, as well as the competition selection criteria by which the Opera House design was won. Also included are previously unpublished sketches and photos from the Utzon archives.
Jørn Utzon never saw the Opera House after its controversial construction was completed but each year he would be sent thousands of photographs from people with a love of the building.
Something about Katarina’s photos stood out from the rest and Jan Utzon encouraged her to make contact with Jørn who she eventually met and with whom she had an instant rapport.
Copies personally signed by Katarina will be available at the event.
For interviews and images from Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, please contact Katarina Stuebe directly firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks for the generous support of Advance Member and Singapore-based Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Architects, Fiona Nixon.