ISBN 9780701187712,The White Road

The White Road


Chatto & Windus



Chatto & Windus

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780701187712

ISBN-10 0701187719

Paper Back

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)
Sweeping in scope ... intimate in detail ... The White Road is a mesmirising and finely wrought work. It is also a cautionary tale about the price of beauty pursued at any cost." -- Ekow Eshun Independent on Sunday "This book is a history of the making of porcelain - its discovery and rediscovery - from ancient China to Dachau. ... Mixed in with this history is a kind of autobiographical account of de Waal's own work. He says he thinks with his hands, and he is amazingly skilled at telling us what is happening as he feels the clay, turns the wheel, unloads the kiln." -- A. S. Byatt The Spectator "This is a haunting book, a book that amasses itself piece by piece, gaining in weight." -- Olivia Laing New Statesman "De Waal writes beautifully, wears his learning lightly and charmingly and makes sure anyone and everyone will care deeply about the white stuff too." -- Robert Bound Monocle "graceful and insightful... this book is certainly the finest account of the many meanings of porcelain to the modern world that I have read" -- Tristram Hunt The Times
     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