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In search of the philosopher’s stone: alchemy, ARM and the Sydney Opera House

Garduno Freeman, Christina and Liebowitz, Vicki 2016, In search of the philosopher’s stone: alchemy, ARM and the Sydney Opera House, in SAHANZ 2016: Proceedings of the 33rd Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand conference, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand SAHANZ, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 200-207.

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Title In search of the philosopher’s stone: alchemy, ARM and the Sydney Opera House
Author(s) Garduno Freeman, ChristinaORCID iD for Garduno Freeman, Christina orcid.org/0000-0002-6085-6340
Liebowitz, Vicki
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Conference (33rd : 2016 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 6-9 Jul. 2016
Title of proceedings SAHANZ 2016: Proceedings of the 33rd Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand conference
Editor(s) Brennan, A. M.
Goad, P.
Publication date 2016
Start page 200
End page 207
Total pages 8
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand SAHANZ
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Since the Middle Ages, alchemists sought the Philosopher’s Stone; a mythical elixir of life and longevity and essential for – chrysopoeia – the transmutation of lead to gold, of base metals to noble ones. The Sydney Opera House is widely regarded within the discipline of architecture as a ‘flawed masterpiece;’ its iconic exterior celebrated as Sydney’s golden architectural icon, while the interiors by Peter Hall, are largely criticised as the leaden cousins of the building’s original major and minor hall designs. Like the mythical Philosopher’s Stone, Jørn Utzon’s designs for the interior of the building remained elusive until Unseen Utzon (1994/5). This exhibition revealed the major hall (now the Concert Hall) as an expanse lined with gold and red-radiating waves, and the minor hall (now the Opera Theatre) awash in silver and blue, an apparition of Uzton’s genius and completion of his original vision.
ISBN 9780734052650
Language eng
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090285

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