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D to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth century historyPart memoir part history part detective story The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy art wealth craft and purityAn extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir by the author of the award winning and bestselling international sensation The Hare with Amber Eyes In The White Road artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait of his lifelong obsession with porcelain or “white gold” A potter who has been working with porcelain forthan forty years de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about refined collected and coveted―and that would help him understand the clay’s mysterious allure From his studio in London he begins by travelling to three “white hills”―sites in China Germany and England that are key to porcelain’s creation But his search eventually leads him around the globe and revealsthan a history of cups and figurines rather he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth century historyPart memoir part history part.

white kindle road book White Road eBookD to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth century historyPart memoir part history part detective story The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy art wealth craft and purityAn extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir by the author of the award winning and bestselling international sensation The Hare with Amber Eyes In The White Road artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait of his lifelong obsession with porcelain or “white gold” A potter who has been working with porcelain forthan forty years de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about refined collected and coveted―and that would help him understand the clay’s mysterious allure From his studio in London he begins by travelling to three “white hills”―sites in China Germany and England that are key to porcelain’s creation But his search eventually leads him around the globe and revealsthan a history of cups and figurines rather he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth century historyPart memoir part history part.

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  1. Jennifer W Jennifer W says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookI was initially drawn to “The White Road” by Edmund de Waal because I had read that it involved a man’s love for ceramics his travels and research through three countries and histories and how the book was comparable to a meditation of sorts on his love for the ceramic medium While this is all that I am passionate about as well it had occurred to me early on in this book that this read was going to be a struggle to get through Indeed yes de Waal describes a true obsession and went into great description of porcelain’s many diverse histories however I ultimately found the writing style to be a bit exhausting and drawn outThe author has been working closely with porcelain since he was seventeen and he continues to make porcelain vessels as his creative muse decades later One of de Waal’s dreams was to travel to the great epicenters of porcelain manufacturing His story describes this pilgrimage as a dedication to his love


  2. Elena Danielson Elena Danielson says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookIf you share de Waal's obsession with porcelain you will be fascinated I do I am Plain pottery is perfectly serviceable you can drink your tea out of it just fine The plates hold dinner just fine So why this centuries long pursuit of a plate you can hold up to the light and see the shadow of your hand through it that you can tap smartly with a pencil and it rings like a crystal bellSome of the stories are well known like the mad scientist and the wacky apothecary assistant virtually imprisoned for years in Dresden until they could duplicate the purity of Chinese porcelain De Waal goes through the meticulous German archives recording all the minutia surrounding this discovery Meissen still commands astronomical prices While planning exhibitions of his own work and finishing his Hare with Amber Eyes surprise best seller he revisits the Chinese clay works with mountains of


  3. David P Chandler David P Chandler says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookA luminous pleasing slightly obsessive book about the history of porcelain de Waal's life as as a potter and his travels to China Dresden Devonshire North Carolina and disturbingly Nazi Germany to explore and illuminate key moments in the history of porcelain Since his teen age years de Waal has has been enchanted by its translucent whiteness elegance and fragility He has made thousands of elegant objects with it Like his earller book The Hare with the Amber Eyes The White Road straddles transcends or defies genre boundaries Highly recommended


  4. Edith B Terry Edith B Terry says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookEdmund de Waal combines erudition passion and gripping writing in this exploration of the history of porcelain where he is also one of the world's celebrated porcelain artists His work blurs the line between functional craft and conceptual art and his histo


  5. df df says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookI almost passed on this book after reading Laura Miller's mundane review in the New York Times but thankfully I did not as I understand how an obsession with porcelain can lift it off the ground If you are not a romantic you will have a hard time here Like Ms Miller you will miss the point entirely You will miss the poetry and the insight into the emotions described and shared past and presentThis is a book of fascinating history and soul searching obsession I also recommend Utz by the British writer Bruce Chatwin


  6. Mrs Jacqueline Faller Mrs Jacqueline Faller says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookWe heard Edmund deWaal give a talk in York about his journey into Porcelain's historyIt involved him travelling to various famous parts of the World


  7. johnh johnh says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookInteresting mix of travelogue overview of history and cultural significance of porcelain and meditation on his art from an eminent modern potter Thoughtful and insightful views on the modern world Particularly interesting to read about the origins of porcelain the China of a thousand years ago coming full circle to expertise being offered back to China today by the modern German industry Rather quirky prose style that I gue


  8. DixieAl DixieAl says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookNot only a story of the author's lifetime in ceramics and porcelain but a history of clay porcelain ceramics and politics from China to Germany to France to England to the American wilderness of colonial Appalachia I learned about porcelain than I ever knew I wanted to know De Waal's writing pulls you in I like the way he leaps continents and centuri


  9. Josie Josie says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookA very good book if you are interested in the history of porcelain and the way it spread across the world from China It is an account of Mr De Waal's journeys to find out the how porcelain was made where and by whom and put it in a time scale I found it very informative and easy to readIt is not written as a text book thank goodness I can also recommend ' The Hare with the Amber Eyes' by this author which is not about porcelain but an insight into his family history


  10. Miriana Ponte Miriana Ponte says:

    PDF White Road Epub Ú ↠ chadever.co white kindle, road book, White Road eBookThis book was an utterly fascinating account of the development of porcelain from China to Europe passing through the US and Russia Beautifully written a book to revisit


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