📒The Hare With Amber Eyes ✍ Edmund de Waal

♠Book Title : The Hare With Amber Eyes
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2010-06-03
✿Pages : 368
♠ISBN : 9781407052472
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hare With Amber Eyes Book Synopsis : 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' Frances Wilson, 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' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill

📒The Hare With Amber Eyes ✍ Edmund de Waal

♠Book Title : The Hare with Amber Eyes
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
♣Release Date : 2010-08-31
✿Pages : 368
♠ISBN : 1429979593
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hare with Amber Eyes Book Synopsis : The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection. The netsuke—drunken monks, almost-ripe plums, snarling tigers—were gathered by Charles Ephrussi at the height of the Parisian rage for all things Japanese. Charles had shunned the place set aside for him in the family business to make a study of art, and of beautiful living. An early supporter of the Impressionists, he appears, oddly formal in a top hat, in Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party. Marcel Proust studied Charles closely enough to use him as a model for the aesthete and lover Swann in Remembrance of Things Past. Charles gave the carvings as a wedding gift to his cousin Viktor in Vienna; his children were allowed to play with one netsuke each while they watched their mother, the Baroness Emmy, dress for ball after ball. Her older daughter grew up to disdain fashionable society. Longing to write, she struck up a correspondence with Rilke, who encouraged her in her poetry. The Anschluss changed their world beyond recognition. Ephrussi and his cosmopolitan family were imprisoned or scattered, and Hitler's theorist on the "Jewish question" appropriated their magnificent palace on the Ringstrasse. A library of priceless books and a collection of Old Master paintings were confiscated by the Nazis. But the netsuke were smuggled away by a loyal maid, Anna, and hidden in her straw mattress. Years after the war, she would find a way to return them to the family she'd served even in their exile. In The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century. Sweeping yet intimate, it is a highly original meditation on art, history, and family, as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves.

♠Book Title : The Hare with Amber Eyes Illustrated Edition
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
♣Release Date : 2012-11-13
✿Pages : 432
♠ISBN : 9780374709600
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Hare with Amber Eyes Illustrated Edition Book Synopsis : 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.

📒De Witte Weg ✍ Edmund de Waal

♠Book Title : De witte weg
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : De Bezige Bij
♣Release Date : 2015-10-14
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9789023494560
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝De witte weg Book Synopsis : In De witte weg verteld Edmund de Waal de geschiedenis van het materiaal dat hem als keramist al zijn hele leven fascineert. Door te reizen naar de plekken waar porselein werd uitgevonden, vervaardigd, verfijnd, verzameld en begeerd, probeert hij de aantrekkingskracht te doorgronden van wat ooit bekendstond als ‘het witte goud’. Hij bezoekt de drie landen – China, Duitsland en Engeland – die bepalend zijn geweest bij de ontdekking, de verspreiding en de popularisering van de techniek om uit klei keramiek te maken. Zijn zoektocht voert hem ook verder de wereld over: hij doet de zijderoute aan, bezoekt de paleizen van Versailles en Venetië, strijkt neer in Delft, schrijft over de Cherokees in North Carolina, vertelt de familiegeschiedenis van de Wedgwoods en slaat de zwarte bladzijden van de twintigste eeuw niet over: Himmler leidde zijn gasten rond in zijn eigen porseleinfabriek in Dachau, die werd bevolkt door zorgvuldig geselecteerde kampgevangenen. De geschiedenis van porselein, zo leert De Waal, is meer dan een verhaal van serviezen en beeldjes, van elegante gebruiksvoorwerpen en gewilde verzamelaarsobjecten. De witte weg is de meeslepende kroniek van een persoonlijke en alomtegenwoordige bewondering voor een procedé waarin alchemie, kunst, rijkdom, handwerk en schoonheid samenkomen.

♠Book Title : De haas met de amberkleurige ogen
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
♣Release Date : 2011-12-21
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9789049952259
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝De haas met de amberkleurige ogen Book Synopsis : Geheel herziene, prachtig geïllustreerde editie. In september verschijnt de 12e druk van deze internationale bestseller. Edmund de Waal beschrijft op meeslepende wijze de geschiedenis van zijn familie en hun bijzondere netsukeverzameling. Van een ontluikend imperium in Odessa naar het fin de siècle in Parijs, via bezet Wenen naar het naoorlogse Tokio: tegen de achtergrond van een tumultueuze eeuw volgt De Waal de reis van de netsukes door de generaties van zijn opmerkelijke familie.

📒The White Road ✍ Edmund de Waal

♠Book Title : The White Road
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2015-09-24
✿Pages : 416
♠ISBN : 9781448137633
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The White Road Book Synopsis : ** 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 **

♠Book Title : De haas met ogen van barnsteen
✍Author : Edmund de Waal
♛Publisher : De Bezige Bij
♣Release Date : 2017-07-01
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9789023495260
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝De haas met ogen van barnsteen Book Synopsis : Aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw koopt Charles Ephrussi, een schatrijke graanhandelaar en kunstliefhebber, een verzameling netsukes: traditionele Japanse figuurtjes van ivoor of hout. De kostbare beeldjes worden een geliefd familiebezit. Wanneer veertig jaar later de nazi’s Wenen bezetten en de joodse familie Ephrussi wordt afgevoerd, is ook het lot van de collectie onzeker. Dankzij een onverwachte wending en de moed van één vrouw vinden de beeldjes hun weg terug naar de familie. In De haas met amberkleurige ogen beschrijft Edmund de Waal het illustere verhaal van zijn familie en hun bijzondere bezit. Tegen de achtergrond van een tumultueuze eeuw volgt hij de reis van de netsukes langs de stamboom van zijn opmerkelijke familie: van het ontluikend imperium van de Ephrussi’s in het verre Odessa naar het fin de siècle in Parijs, en van bezet Wenen naar het naoorlogse Tokio.

📒Die Rothschilds ✍ Frederic Morton

♠Book Title : Die Rothschilds
✍Author : Frederic Morton
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1962
✿Pages : 307
♠ISBN : OCLC:250090951
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Exiles Return ✍ Elisabeth de Waal

♠Book Title : The Exiles Return
✍Author : Elisabeth de Waal
♛Publisher : Picador
♣Release Date : 2014-01-07
✿Pages : 336
♠ISBN : 9781250045799
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Exiles Return Book Synopsis : WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES SET IN THE ASHES OF POST–SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S DEADLY REIGN Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different circumstances, who must come to terms with a city in painful recovery. There is Kuno Adler, a Jewish research scientist, who is tired of his unfulfilling existence in America; Theophil Kanakis, a wealthy Greek businessman, seeking to plunder some of the spoils of war; Marie-Theres, a brooding teenager, sent by her parents in hopes that the change of scene will shake her out of her funk; and Prince "Bimbo" Grein, a handsome young man with a title divested of all its social currency. With immaculate precision and sensitivity, de Waal, an exile herself, captures a city rebuilding and relearning its identity, and the people who have to do the same. Mesmerizing and tragic, de Waal has written a masterpiece of European literature, an artifact revealing a moment in our history, clear as a snapshot, but timeless as well.

📒Bernard Leach ✍ Edmund De Waal

♠Book Title : Bernard Leach
✍Author : Edmund De Waal
♛Publisher : British Artists Series
♣Release Date : 2013-05
✿Pages : 96
♠ISBN : 1849760438
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Bernard Leach Book Synopsis : 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.