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Modern Love : The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love : The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

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Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication date: 2015
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Press
  • Weight: 0.76 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

A stunning double biography that lifts the veil on the unconventional marriage of modernist pioneers John and Sunday Reed, and their relationships with some of Australia's most celebrated artists and writers. Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian artists and writers, detailing their artistic endeavours and passionate personal entanglements. It is a story of rebellion against their privileged backgrounds and of a bohemian existence marked by extraordinary achievements, intense heartbreak and enduring love. John and Sunday s was a remarkable partnership that affected all those who crossed the threshold into Heide and which altered the course of art in Australia.