The White Road A pilgrimage of sorts

The White Road A pilgrimage of sorts (Paperback)

By Edmund De Waal 
Publisher: Random House
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0099575981
EAN: 9780099575986
No. of Pages: 416
Publish Date: 2016-06-30
Binding: Paperback
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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.

About The Author

Edmund de Waal is an artist whose porcelain is exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with the 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. He lives in London with his family.

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Title: The White Road A pilgrimage of sorts
Publisher: Random House
Author: Edmund De Waal
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0099575981
EAN: 9780099575986
No. of Pages: 416
Publish Date: 2016-06-30
Binding: Paperback

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