Edmund de Waal: The White Road: Journey into an Obsession (2015) 2/5 (1)

The White Road: Journey into an ObsessionExtraordinary new non-fiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, ‚The Hare with Amber Eyes‘.

In ‚The White Road‘, bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or „white gold.“ A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than 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 starts by travelling to three „white hills“ – sites in China, Germany and England that are key to porcelain’s creation. But his search eventually takes him around the globe and reveals more than a history of cups and figurines; rather, he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth-century history.

Part memoir, part history, part detective story, ‚The White Road‘ chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate style that recalls ‚The Hare with Amber Eyes‘, de Waal gives us a singular understanding of „the spectrum of porcelain“ and the mapping of desire.

  • Hardcover, 416 pages
  • Published September 29th 2015 by Knopf Canada (first published 2015)
  • Original Title The White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts
  • ISBN 0307362108 (ISBN13: 9780307362100)

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Bernhard Schlink: Die Frau auf der Treppe (2014) 2.62/5 (13)

Die Frau auf der Treppe Das berühmte Bild einer Frau, lange verschollen, taucht plötzlich wieder auf. Überraschend für die Kunstwelt, aber auch für die drei Männer, die diese Frau einst liebten – und sich von ihr betrogen fühlen. In einer Bucht an der australischen Küste kommt es zu einem Wiedersehen: Die Männer wollen wiederhaben, was ihnen vermeintlich zusteht. Nur einer ergreift die Chance, der Frau neu zu begegnen, auch wenn ihnen nicht mehr viel Zeit bleibt.

  • Hardcover, German Edition, 256 pages
  • Published August 27th 2014 by Diogenes
  • ISBN 325706909X  (ISBN13: 9783257069099),_eine_Treppe_herabsteigend_Nr._2

Marcel Duchamp – Akt Treppe heruntersteigend (1912) Mehr Infos:

Gerhard Richter: Ema

Gerhard Richter: Ema (Akt auf einer Treppe) 1966 200 cm x 130 cm Werkverzeichnis: 134 Öl auf Leinwand

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