To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, Penguin has published a Penguin Special about the legendary architect Jørn Utzon, written by Film Art Media’s Daryl Dellora.
Jørn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House so that every element would be in harmony. But its construction, while it began in just that way, ended in complete discord. The visionary state government that commissioned the project was replaced by one that did not appreciate it and stopped funding it. Utzon was forced out. The interiors he planned went unbuilt and rumours were spread about his departure. In this incisive essay, to celebrate the Opera House’s 40th anniversary, Daryl Dellora draws on his own past interview with Utzon to pull those rumours apart. Along with the architect’s original intentions, he reveals how misguided was the attempt to thwart one of the modern world’s architectural masterpieces.
The book can be purchased online at Readings, Booktopia, Penguin Books, Amazon, and Book Depository and in all major bookstores nationally.
The original documentary made by Film Art Media, The Edge of the Possible, is available for purchase in our online store.
Format: Paperback, 72 Pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Film Art Media and Inside Out Productions have recently launched Re-enchantment: Ways to Interpret Fairytales, an enhanced eBook available exclusively through iTunes. Written by Sarah Gibson and designed by Rose Draper, the eBook presents new ways to interpret fairytales, in a visually stimulating and immersive way.
Each chapter focuses on different approaches to uncovering the hidden meanings of fairy tales. Chapters explore the psychological meanings of their archetypal symbols and motifs. The eBook features video, image, and hover-over multimedia components in an exciting interactive format. It showcases re-imaginings by many contemporary artists.
The enhanced eBook has been created by filmmaker Sarah Gibson, who has been directing documentaries for over 30 years. Until recently Sarah was a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology. Sarah is a Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney. She was director of the ABC online project Re-enchantment and has been lecturing widely on the relevance of fairy tales for contemporary culture.
Re-enchantment has been developed and produced with the assistance of Screen Australia, Film Victoria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the University of Technology Sydney.
To purchase on the iTunes store, please visit: http://bit.ly/1jp5WMp
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Available on iPad and Mac.
Category: Fiction & Literature
Published: 19 March 2014
Seller: LENS & SHUTTER PTY LTD
Print Length: 55 Pages
The intimate biography of High Court justice Michael Kirby
For most of his life, Michael Kirby has been a man on a tightrope. A person of strong views working in a world governed by objectivity, he has had to balance the potent, sometimes contradictory impulses of passion and duty, honesty and discretion, advocacy and neutrality.
He had to hide his real self from the world for decades, while being the public voice of countless human-rights and legal issues. And his thirty-five years as a federal judge afforded him tremendous authority and power, but often demanded silence and impartiality on matters closest to his heart.
This intimate biography takes us behind the bench to explore the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most beloved and brilliant citizens, a man who made the law accessible, humane and interesting, a man who was never blown along by the prevailing political winds. It draws on a wealth of previously unavailable letters and papers, as well as interviews with Kirby, his family, friends and – for the first time – Johan van Vloten, his partner of more than forty years. Michael Kirby: Law, Love & Life looks back on a controversial career of dedication and success, and a private life of great love, secrecy and, finally, openness.
ALSO AVAILABLE WITH THE DVD DOCUMENTARY FILM AS A SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL
Format:Cloth Books, 384 pages