The title for this book comes from the story of Stravinsky insisting that his family eat their lunch in silence. The slightest noise could interrupt his concentration and ruin a symphony. When Drusilla Modjeska heard this story in Sydney as she was first starting work on this ‘double biography’ of Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith, an argument broke out among friends at the table about the competing demands of life and art. Did art, if it is to be Art, have to win out over the domestic demands of life? Should Stravinksy have had his lunch on a tray?
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A hard cover edition with black boards, gilt lettering and unclipped, illustrated dust jacket. There is some light foxing and toning throughout but the text, black and white and colour illustrations are clear and legible. Now in a clear, removable cover to protect from damage.
Publisher: Picador/Pan Macmillan, Australia.
Publication Date: 1999.
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