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Edmund de Waal

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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 visa mer 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. visa färre
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Verk av Edmund de Waal

Haren med bärnstensögon (2010) 3,614 exemplar
Letters to Camondo (2021) 206 exemplar
The Pot Book (2011) 50 exemplar
20th Century Ceramics (2003) 39 exemplar
Bernard Leach (1997) 28 exemplar
Edmund de Waal (2014) 22 exemplar
Ceramics (Design Sourcebook) (1999) 12 exemplar
New Ceramic Design (2000) 6 exemplar
Cy Twombly - Photographs (2012) 5 exemplar
Atemwende (2013) 4 exemplar

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The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery (2023) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Beethoven moves (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar

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This was a beautifully told memoir (and history book) about Edmund De Waal's ancestors as he traces back the path of his inherited netsuke collection.

The book begins with Charles Ephrussi purchasing the collection in 1870s Paris where Charles is a patron of the arts and rubs elbows with many of the Impressionist painters and Proust, among other notables. With the next generation, the netsuke move on to high society in Vienna and then the horrors of Nazism and war. Lastly the netsuke end up in Tokyo after the war.
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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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Verk
31
Även av
5
Medlemmar
4,455
Popularitet
#5,620
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
179
ISBN
135
Språk
17
Favoritmärkt
3

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