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Edmund de Waal

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About the Author

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots-which are then sold, collected, and handed on-he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted näytä lisää to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothschilds. Yet by the end of World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire. näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Letters to Camondo (2021) 201 kappaletta
The Pot Book (2011) 49 kappaletta
20th Century Ceramics (2003) 39 kappaletta
Bernard Leach (1997) 28 kappaletta
Edmund de Waal (2014) 22 kappaletta
Edmund de Waal Library of Exile (2020) 22 kappaletta
Ceramics (Design Sourcebook) (1999) 11 kappaletta
New Ceramic Design (2000) 6 kappaletta
Cy Twombly - Photographs (2012) 5 kappaletta
Atemwende (2013) 4 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Exiles Return (2013) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset244 kappaletta
Japanese Netsuke (2003) — Esipuhe — 30 kappaletta
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (2019) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery (2023) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Beethoven moves (2020) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Here's what I wrote in 2012 about this read: "Very nice, suprisingly. A very interesting family history told through the story of a treasured set of tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke. The family is Jewish, of immense wealth via banking, and loses nearly everything in WWII . . . but not the netsuke."
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MGADMJK | 154 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |
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BJMacauley | 154 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 18, 2023 |
“Sample” in “books”
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BJMacauley | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 18, 2023 |
Lovely photo of Edmund de Waal
with a neat bookshelf behind him.
Page 33 “Edmond de Goncourtwho seems to be everywhere encounters Charles” {Ephrussi, lover of Louise Cahen d’Anvers for fifteen years}, “and Louise huddling together in the back gallery of a fashionable dealer in Japanese art. He buys the netsuke with her, for her, to impress her. Together they collect Japanese lawyers, go to the Opera, to salons and endless parties.”
Page 24 “ I had inherited a collection of Japanese netsuke - 264 small, intricate and seductively touchable ivory carvings- from my beloved Jewish great-uncle Iggie Ephrussi and the compulsion to understand where they had been in my family history had taken me over. This collection started here. It was bought by your friend Charles Ephrussi and kept in a vitrine in a suite of rooms that he occupied alongside paintings by his Impressionist friends.”
Page 74 “The great vitrine in the drawing room held the hundred netsuke that Jiro had wanted to keep while he was alive. I was to take them and reunite them with the others in London.
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