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De Waal, Edmund

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Works: 126 works in 430 publications in 15 languages and 8,557 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Travel writing  Biographies  Anecdotes  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, wpr, Other, Author of introduction, Artist, Editor, wat, Sculptor, Creator, Interviewee, Illustrator, Curator
Classifications: HG1552.E64, B
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20th century ceramics by Edmund De Waal( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the twentieth century, ceramics--as in other media in both the decorative and fine arts--underwent revolutionary change. The potter emerged from the anonymity of the workshop and made more individualistic statements in clay than ever before. Ceramics have kept pace with, or even led, new movements in art, from art nouveau, art deco, the Bauhaus, and futurism, through abstract expressionism, pop and performance, to land art and installation art. Stylistic and technical influences are considered here in context, from orientalism and color theory to modernism, postmodernism, and the profuse diversity of approaches that characterizes the end of the century. The scope is wide, taking in developments in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the United States, and Japan. The work of exceptional individuals is appraised, including Taxile Doat, Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Bernard Leach, Isamu Noguchi, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos, and Adrian Saxe. The relation of ceramics to other disciplines is given close attention: sculptors, such as Antony Gormley and Tony Cragg, and even architects, including Frank Gehry, have made ceramics central to their practice. This comprehensive survey provides invaluable background and commentary on leading practitioners, critics, theorists, and pioneers, illuminating the development of an art form that seized and inspired the imagination of artists and the public alike in the twentieth century
The pot book by Edmund De Waal( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods, in a comprehensive and accessible A to Z format. From a delicate bowl made by an unnamed artisan in China in the third millennium BC, or a jug made in eighteenth-century Dresden, to a plate made by Picasso in 1952
The hare with amber eyes : a hidden inheritance by Edmund De Waal( Book )

55 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

264 wood and ivory carvings none of them larger than a matchbox; Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first saw it in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle. When he inherited them, he found that they unlocked a bigger story
Bernard Leach by Edmund De Waal( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Leach was the preeminent artist potter of this century. Early in his career he spent 12 formative years in Japan. Returning to England in 1920, he set up a studio in St. Ives. Leach's influence on the growth of the studio pottery movement, both in Japan and in the West, has been profound. His making of ceramics and his teaching of some of the foremost artist-potters of the period gives him a central place in the international history of decorative arts
Facing the modern : the portrait in Vienna 1900 by Gemma Blackshaw( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the great flourishing of modern art in fin-de-siècle Vienna, artists of that city focused on images of individuals. Their portraits depict artists, patrons, families, friends, intellectual allies, and society celebrities from the upwardly mobile middle classes. Viewed as a whole, the images allow us to reconstruct the subjects' shifting identities as the Austro-Hungarian Empire underwent dramatic political changes, from the 1867 Ausgleich (Compromise) to the end of the First World War. This is viewed as a time when the avant-garde overthrew the academy, yet Facing the Modern tells a more complex story, through thoughtprovoking texts by leading art historians. Their writings examine paintings by innovative artists such as Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele alongside those of their predecessors, blurring the conventionally-held distinctions between 19th-century and early 20th-century art. Exhibition: The National Gallery, London, UK (09.10.13.-12.01.14.)
New ceramic design by Edmund De Waal( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless beauty : traditional Japanese art from the Montgomery collection by Edmund De Waal( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing lengthy essays on religion, folk art traditions, the production of utilitarian and religious objects, textiles, ceramics, masks, and metalwork, as well as the history of the Montgomery Collection itself, this volume provides a thorough grounding in the use and context of this art. Nearly 300 pieces are reproduced here in full-page color plates with short captions
Edmund de Waal by A. S Byatt( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring contributions from Emma Crichton-Miller, Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, AS Byatt, Alexandra Munroe, and Deborah Saunt. The first complete survey of de Waal's career to date, this groundbreaking monograph encompasses major exhibitions and installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Liverpool, and the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Stunning photography conveys the delicacy of de Waal's works and provides a rare glimpse into his studio practice. In addition to being one of the world's leading ceramicists, de Waal is also a renowned historian of the medium. His critical and personal essays and poetry are interspersed throughout the book, bringing to light the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives. Together, de Waal's art and writing speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the attendant history of their collection and display. Contributions to this monograph by novelists Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, and AS Byatt appear alongside critical essays by Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe, journalist Emma Crichton-Miller, and architect Deborah Saunt. Elegant papers and a tooled case make Edmund de Waal an exquisitely collectable object
The hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and loss by Edmund De Waal( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De laatste eigenaar van een verzameling Japanse gordelknopen, nazaat van een steenrijke joodse familie, gaat na hoe het leven van eerdere eigenaren is verlopen
Ceramics by Edmund De Waal( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From abstract vessels to domestic tableware and sculptural pieces in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain, this volume presents ceramic design from all over the world. It features the work of ceramic artists who use a wide range of clays and decorative and firing techniques to produce pieces
Remembered light : Cy Twombly in Lexington by Sally Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her photographs inside Twombly's studio Sally Mann captures his artistic life without his actual presence
The exiles return : a novel by Elisabeth De Waal( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog keren ballingen terug naar het chaotische Wenen
A secret history of clay : from Gauguin to Gormley by Simon Groom( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs & wonders : Edmund de Waal and the V & A Ceramics Galleries by Glenn Adamson( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Le Brun : new paintings by Christopher Le Brun( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white road : journey into an obsession by Edmund De Waal( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, 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 10th-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
A hidden inheritance by Edmund De Waal( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

264 wood and ivory carvings none of them larger than a matchbox; Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first saw it in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle. When he inherited them, he found that they unlocked a bigger story
Henry Moore : Wunderkammer : origin of forms by Henry Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special exhibition explores the origins and processes behind Moore’s sculptures by recreating his maquette studio at Perry Green—now home to The Henry Moore Foundation—at the Davies Street gallery. His Wunderkammer of natural stones, shells, bones, animal skulls, and other found objects will be presented alongside the drawings and sculptural maquettes that they inspired, demonstrating the metamorphosis from nature to sculpture, from inanimate object to human or animal form, that was the impetus of his oeuvre. Moore often cast natural specimens into plaster without further intervention as the first step of their absorption into his vast figurative idiom. Progressions can be traced between organic elements, preliminary sketches, maquettes and finished bronzes—for example, the amorphous totemic stack contoured in a 1955 maquette that is monumentalized in Upright Motive No. 5 (1955–56). These fluid evolutions also occur in reverse, as in the Studies after Crucifixion Sculpture (1954–56) executed in pencil and ink. These, and more than sixty works on paper, treat pebbles, trees, sheep, birds, Moore's own hands, and nude figures, demonstrating the sheer breadth of biomorphic subjects that find tenuous harmonies in visionary monumental sculpture.00Exhibition: Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (09.02-02.04.2015)
The white road by Edmund De Waal( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, 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 10th-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
The white road : journey into an obsession by Edmund De Waal( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted. Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the 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 the Amber Eyes, de Waal gives us a singular understanding of "the spectrum of porcelain" and the mapping of desire
 
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The pot bookThe hare with amber eyes : a hidden inheritanceBernard LeachNew ceramic designTimeless beauty : traditional Japanese art from the Montgomery collectionThe hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and lossCeramicsA secret history of clay : from Gauguin to GormleySigns & wonders : Edmund de Waal and the V & A Ceramics Galleries