The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2010-06-03
ISBN 10 : 9781407052472
ISBN 13 : 1407052470
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hare With Amber Eyes Book Description:

**THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. 'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Sunday Times 'The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Daily Telegraph 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

The Hare with Amber Eyes Illustrated Edition

The Hare with Amber Eyes  Illustrated Edition
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2012-11-13
ISBN 10 : 9780374709600
ISBN 13 : 0374709602
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hare with Amber Eyes Illustrated Edition Book Description:

The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siècle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With sumptuous photographs of the netsuke collection and full-color images from de Waal's family archive, the illustrated edition of The Hare with Amber Eyes transforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.

The Objects That Remain

The Objects That Remain
Author : Laura Levitt
Publisher : Penn State Press
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2020-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9780271088778
ISBN 13 : 027108877X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Objects That Remain Book Description:

On a November evening in 1989, Laura Levitt was raped in her own bed. Her landlord heard the assault taking place and called 911, but the police arrived too late to apprehend Laura’s attacker. When they left, investigators took items with them—a pair of sweatpants, the bedclothes—and a rape exam was performed at the hospital. However, this evidence was never processed. Decades later, Laura returns to these objects, viewing them not as clues that will lead to the identification of her assailant but rather as a means of engaging traumatic legacies writ large. The Objects That Remain is equal parts personal memoir and fascinating examination of the ways in which the material remains of violent crimes inform our experience of, and thinking about, trauma and loss. Considering artifacts in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and evidence in police storage facilities across the country, Laura’s story moves between intimate trauma, the story of an unsolved rape, and genocide. Throughout, she asks what it might mean to do justice to these violent pasts outside the juridical system or through historical empiricism, which are the dominant ways in which we think about evidence from violent crimes and other highly traumatic events. Over the course of her investigation, the author reveals how these objects that remain and the stories that surround them enable forms of intimacy. In this way, she models for us a different kind of reckoning, where justice is an animating process of telling and holding.

Letters to Camondo

Letters to Camondo
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2021-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9781473589858
ISBN 13 : 1473589851
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to Camondo Book Description:

'Consistently illuminating... considered, compassionate and appreciative... This book is a wonderful tribute to a family and to an idea' Guardian 63 rue de Monceau, Paris Dear friend, As you may have guessed by now, I am not in your house by accident. I know your street rather well. Count Moïse de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes. Like the Ephrussi, the Camondos were part of belle époque high society. They were also targets of anti-semitism. Camondo created a spectacular house and filled it with the greatest private collection of French eighteenth-century art for his son to inherit. But when Nissim was killed in the First World War, it became a memorial and, on the Count's death, was bequeathed to France. The Musée Nissim de Camondo has remained unchanged since 1936. Edmund de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and uncovers new layers to the family story. In a haunting series of letters addressed to the Count, he tells us what happened next. 'Letters to Camondo immerses you in another age... de Waal creates a dazzling picture of what it means to live graciously' Financial Times 'Subtle and thoughtful and nuanced and quiet. It is demanding but rewarding' The Times

The White Road

The White Road
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2015-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9781448137633
ISBN 13 : 1448137632
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Road Book Description:

** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** "Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first" A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain – translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the ‘white gold’ he has worked with for decades. ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

Bernard Leach

Bernard Leach
Author : Edmund De Waal
Publisher : British Artists Series
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2013-05
ISBN 10 : 1849760438
ISBN 13 : 9781849760430
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bernard Leach Book Description:

This book was written by the author of the award-winning author of `Hare with the Amber Eyes¿ Edmund de Waal and includes full colour illustrations of all Leach¿s best-known work. This book features a new foreword putting the book in context since its first publication and has been reissued in the brand new hardback British Artists format. Bernard Leach was a pre-eminent artist-potter of the twentieth century. In the early part of his career he spent twelve formative years in Japan, during a period of febrile excitement in the arts. In 1920 he returned to England to set up a studio in St Ives. Leach¿s influence on the growth of the studio pottery movement, both in Japan and in the West, has been profound. His making of ceramics and his teaching of some of the foremost aritst-potters of the period gives him a central place in the international history of the decorative arts. Edmund de Waal is a world-famous author and ceramicist. He wrote the `The Hare with Amber Eyes¿ which won the Costa Book Award for Biography and the Galaxy National Book Award (New Writer of the Year Award), and was also selected as an Economist Book of the Year.

The Pot Book

The Pot Book
Author : Edmund de Waal
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2015-09-07
ISBN 10 : 0714870536
ISBN 13 : 9780714870533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pot Book Book Description:

The history of ceramic art is ingrained in the history of mankind. Clay is one of the very first materials 'invented' by man. An essential part of our lives it has been moulded, thrown, glazed, decorated and fired for over 30,000 years in order to preserve and transport food and water. And it was on the surface of these early jugs, vases, dishes, plates, beakers and amphorae that man placed some of his first decorative markings. In more recent times clay has been used not just by artisans and potters, but also by artists, designers and architects. The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods, from a delicate bowl made by an unnamed artisan in China in the third millennium bc, or a jug made in eighteenth-century Dresden, to a plate made by Picasso in 1952, a 'spade form' made by Hans Coper or the vases of Grayson Perry today. Each entry is sequenced in alphabetical order by the name of the artist/potter, the school, or style, creating a grand tour through the very finest examples of the artform.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0106157548
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaapse bibliotekaris Book Description:

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Edmund de Waal Atemwende

Edmund de Waal  Atemwende
Author : Adam Gopnik
Publisher :
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 0847843920
ISBN 13 : 9780847843923
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edmund de Waal Atemwende Book Description:

I’ve been thinking about new ways to make pauses, spaces, and silences, where breath is held inside and between each vessel, between the objects and the vitrines, the vitrines and the room. —Edmund de Waal Though known for his best-selling novel The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), de Waal is primarily a ceramic artist. He has been shown and collected by museums throughout the world. This beautiful catalogue documents his first show with Gagosian Gallery, New York. Atemwende comprises a series of vitrines containing thrown porcelain vessels arranged in specific groupings. From simple pairs of pots to complex multitudes in their hundreds, these minimalist dichotomies in black and white suggest the sequences and patterns of a musical score, while titles cite the poetry of Paul Celan, Wallace Stevens, and others.