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Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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MLMSS 8339

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1xqZl43Y

Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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Date

1968

Call Numbers

MLMSS 8339

Record Identifier

1xqZl43Y
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0.01 metres of textual material (one folder) - Typescript

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Two typed letters to Elizabeth Price, dated 21 February 1968 and 26 February 1968. Both signed by Jorn Utzon; the letter of 26 February 1968 includes annotations. The content of the letters refer to Davis Hughes, Mr Ryan and the "battles" waged on Utzon's behalf by Mrs Price and others.

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Letters from Jorn Utzon to Elizabeth Price, 1968

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CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Donated by Mrs Elizabeth Price

Administrative / Biographical history

Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC (9 April 1918 – 29 November 2008), Danish architect is perhaps most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House. His submission was one of 233 designs from 32 countries. Although he had won six other architectural competitions previously, the Opera House was his first non-domestic project. The designs he submitted were little more than preliminary drawings. Nonetheless, concerned that delays would lead to lack of public support, the Cahill government of New South Wales gave the go-ahead for work to begin in 1958.

Although Utzon had spectacular, innovative plans, he was unable to realize parts of his design. In mid-1965, the New South Wales Liberal government of Robert Askin was elected. Askin had been a 'vocal critic of the project prior to gaining office and his new Minister for Public Works, Davis Hughes, was even less sympathetic

In 1966, after a final request from Utzon regarding suppliers for the roof structure was refused, he resigned from the job, closed his Sydney office and vowed never to return to Australia.

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B8rn_Utzon (accessed 16 March 2012)...

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MLMSS 8339

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1xqZl43Y

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966070

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