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The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.
** 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,
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Produktbeschreibung
The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

** 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.

'This is a haunting book, a book that amasses itself piece by piece, gaining in weight.' Olivia Laing, New Statesman

'A mighty achievement' Guardian
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House UK / Vintage
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 191557, 678366
  • Seitenzahl: 416
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 128mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 386g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099575986
  • ISBN-10: 0099575981
  • Artikelnr.: 43741349
Autorenporträt
de Waal, Edmund§§Edmund de Waal is an artist whose porcelain is exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, won the RSL Ondaatje prize and the Costa Biography Award and in 2015 he was awarded the Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction by Yale University. The White Road, a journey into the history of porcelain, was published in 2015. He lives in London with his family.

www.edmunddewaal.com§
Rezensionen
Sweeping in scope ... intimate in detail ... The White Road is a mesmirising and finely wrought work. It is also a cautionary tale about the price of beauty pursued at any cost. Ekow Eshun Independent on Sunday 20150920
"Sweeping in scope ... intimate in detail ... The White Road is a mesmirising and finely wrought work . It is also a cautionary tale about the price of beauty pursued at any cost." Ekow Eshun Independent on Sunday 20150920