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  • Title
    Item 21: Jorn Utzon Sydney Opera House photonegatives, ca. 1961-1965
  • Call number
    ON 122/501-1436
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    ca. 1961-1965
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    52842
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 248 (of 935) negatives selected for digitisation
    Copy print : PXA 967 v.2-4 for a selection of prints from these negatives
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 935 photonegatives
  • Scope and Content
    Collection includes negatives of construction of Major and Minor Halls, tower crane and its tracks, the erection arch, casting yards, lifting of rib segments into place, tile lids, the "Geisha Wig" model for the Minor Hall, and scaffolding and formwork.

    501. Environs [plan]
    502. Parking proposal plan
    503. Development of Farm Cove Cresent area next to Opera House [plan]
    504. East-West section through trade centre complex [plan]
    505. Sydney Morning Herald, June 19, 1964 `Traffic blamed for retail trade fall-off' [newspaper clipping]
    506. Glass walls [plan and text]
    507. Mock-up of corridor panels ; Corridor problem ; Plan of corridors
    508. Model of corridor ceiling system ; Drawings showing construction of panel covering ceilings and walls
    509. [Model]
    510. A-1. Consecutive sections through Minor Hall ...
    511. The Minor Hall ... [plan and text]
    512. Geometrical construction showing the shells of the Major Hall (elevation)
    513. South elevation ; Longitudinal section through Major Hall ; Plan of shells Major Hall
    514. Longitudinal section through Minor Hall showing elevation of auditorium and stage wall ; Roof plan of Minor Hall ; Cross section of Minor Hall auditorium towards stage
    515. Major Hall, geometrical drawings, superimposed sections
    516. Longitudinal section through Minor Hall ; Plan of Minor Hall ; Cross section of Minor Hall auditorium towards rear wall
    517. Zodiac [wave formation] ; Minor Hall segment model
    518. Major Hall (Zodiac)
    519. Minor Hall (Zodiac)
    520-523. Major Hall (Zodiac)
    524-543. Zodiac ; Waves breaking on beach
    544. Zodiac, Minor Hall
    545. Zodiac
    546. Zodiac, Minor Hall ... scheme
    547-548. Zodiac, glass wall
    549. Zodiac, Zurick
    550-677. [Drawings and plans]
    678-698. Site, August 1965 [construction]
    699-916. [Site construction]
    917-933. Site, October 1964 [construction]
    934-948. Site, mid November
    949-955. [Construction site]
    956-957. Erection shell A2, November 1964
    958-1008. [Construction site]
    1009-1011. Site + casting yard, January 1965
    1012-1366. [Construction site]
    1367-1392. Mock up
    1393. Acoustic
    1394. Acoustic ceiling
    1395-1396. Corridor panelling
    1397. Sydney Opera House model, North elevation
    1398-1399. Shell rib model
    1400-1422. Interior work ; Folded slab
    1423-1424. [Boats on Harbour]
    1425-1427. [Plans]
    1428. Development of shells
    1429. [Plan]
    1430. East elevation ; South elevation
    1431. Section through stage towers
    1432-1436. [Plans]
  • Source
    Presented 1972. Scans and viewing prints made possible through the generosity of the Ladies Committee of the Sydney Opera House Appeal Fund, 2002.
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of photographer plus 70 years
  • General note

    Photographers of these negatives have not been identified. Many show similiarities to Max Dupain's photographs of the Opera House (see those reproduced in Francoise Fromonot, "The Sydney Opera House", Electa, 1999)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823877
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Some photonegatives are titled and annotated
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
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