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The White Road
Author: Edmund De Waal

ISBN: 9780701187712
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 October 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.0 x 3.7
Description:
In The White Road, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal travels the globe to tell the story of his obsession with porcelain, or 'white gold', and the lure it held for the Europeans who encountered it: from Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century China, via the palaces of Versailles and Dresden, to the chemist shops of 18th-century Plymouth, the settlements of the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, and the darkest moments of 20th-century history. Within all this is an intimate memoir of the author's life as a potter, and his deepening understanding of the material he has worked with for over 45 years.

Caroline Baum's review

How do you follow a phenomenon like The Hare With Amber Eyes? You don't. And yet, you sort of do.

Edmund de Waal has again written a very personal memoir- a book that is an uncompromising hybrid: part traveller, part artist's journal, part meditation, part history of porcelain. How he gets from a village in China to a final destination I prefer not to reveal is a fascinating journey navigated by his uniquely erudite and esoteric sensibi...

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