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              Books by Edmund de Waal

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              Letters to Camondo

              Letters to Camondo (Hardback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

              • RRP: $37.00
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              Count Moise de Camondo was a Jewish collector and philanthropist who lived on the famous rue de Monceau, Paris, at the same time as the Ephrussi (the forebears of Edmund de Waal, who famously appear in The Hare with Amber Eyes).

              ISBN 9781784744311
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900

              Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 (Hardback)

              By Blackshaw, Gemma; Foreword by de Waal, Edmund; Contributions by Gronberg, Tag; Johnson, Julie; Lehmann, Doris

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              An engaging look at how the middle classes of fin-de-siecle Vienna used innovative portraiture to define their identity

              ISBN 9781857095616
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2013
              Publisher National Gallery of Victoria
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series National Gallery London Publications
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              The White Road: A Journey Into Obsession

              The White Road: A Journey Into Obsession (Paperback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

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              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. In this book the author sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city o...f Jingdezhen in China to reveal the history of porcelain.
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              ISBN 9780099575986
              Released NZ 18 Jul 2016
              Publisher Vintage
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              Fernando Casasempere: Works / Obras 1991-2016
               

              Fernando Casasempere: Works / Obras 1991-2016 (Hardback)

              Edited by Graves, Alun; Lilley, Clare; de Waal, Edmund; Waal, Edmund de

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              The artist placed ten thousand ceramic daffodils on the carefully mowed lawns at Somerset House and employs clay to make far more experimental sculptures, such as seemingly liquid marble columns or vaulted and bulging shapes, through which he repeatedly questions humankind's trea...tment of the environment.
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              ISBN 9783775742429
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
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              Japanese Netsuke

              Japanese Netsuke (Paperback)

              By Hutt, Julia; Foreword by de Waal, Edmund

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              In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.

              ISBN 9781851779222
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Edmund de Waal: library of exile

              Edmund de Waal: library of exile (Hardback)

              By de Waal, Edmund; Shafak, Elif; Fischer, Hartwig

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Published to mark the display of library of exile at the British Museum, this beautifully produced new book reflects on the themes raised by de Waal's thought-provoking work of art. A preface by Booker Prize-nominated author Elif Shafak reflects on the importance of literature an...d its capacity to transcend language and borders.
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              ISBN 9780714123479
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Misc - Thames & Hudson
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              The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
               

              The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Paperback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

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              264 wood and ivory carvings of animals, plants and people, none of them larger than a matchbox; apprentice potter Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first encountered it in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. When he inherited them, he discovered tha...t they unlocked a story larger than he could have imagined.
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              ISBN 9780099539551
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
               

              The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

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              A New York Times Bestseller An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, coll...ected, 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 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 Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the 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.
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              ISBN 9781250811271
              Publisher Picador
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              Letters to Camondo
                

              Letters to Camondo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

              • RRP: $46.99
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              • Pub Date
                10 May 22

              A tragic family history told in a collection of imaginary letters to a famed collector, Moise de Camondo Letters to Camondo is a collection of imaginary letters from Edmund de Waal to Moise de Camondo, the banker and art collector who created a spectacular house in Paris, now the... Musee Nissim de Camondo, and filled it with the greatest private collection of French eighteenth-century art. The Camondos were a Jewish family from Constantinople, the Rothschilds of the East, who made their home in Paris in the 1870s and became philanthropists, art collectors, and fixtures of Belle Epoque high society, as well as being targets of antisemitism--much like de Waal's relations, the Ephrussi family, to whom they were connected. Moise de Camondo created a spectacular house and filled it with art for his son, Nissim; after Nissim was killed in the First World War, the house was bequeathed to the French state. Eventually, the Camondos were murdered by the Nazis. After de Waal, one of the world's greatest ceramic artists, was invited to make an exhibition in the Camondo house, he began to write letters to Moise de Camondo. These fifty letters are deeply personal reflections on assimilation, melancholy, family, art, the vicissitudes of history, and the value of memory.
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              ISBN 9781250851062
              Publisher Picador
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Inscriptions of Ralph Beyer

              The Inscriptions of Ralph Beyer (Paperback)

              By Neilson, John; Foreword by de Waal, Edmund

              • RRP: $53.99
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              Ralph Beyer (1921-2008), exiled at the age of sixteen from Nazi Germany, made his home and career in Britain. He was a carver of stone inscriptions, best known for his huge 'Tablets of the Word' in Basil Spence's Coventry Cathedral. These broke the mould of classical formality as...sociated with British lettercarving after Eric Gill - their irregularity and roughness offending conventional notions of 'correctness'. In fact, Beyer had spent a few formative months in Gill's workshop, but his own unique voice owed as much to his childhood in Weimar Germany and his father's wide interests, which ranged from Modernist architecture to 'primitive' art. In Britain, Beyer came to know Henry Moore and Nikolaus Pevsner, and was influenced by the artist and poet David Jones. He thus straddles both German and British traditions in lettering as well as the wider art world. This book, profusely illustrated, charts Beyer's increasing sensitivity to words and their realisation in stone. It places his inscriptions, and to a lesser extent his typeface design and sculpture, in context, in the process raising questions about hand lettering itself and what place the making of stone inscriptions may have in the modern world.
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              ISBN 9781848224759
              Released NZ 20 Apr 2021
              Publisher Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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