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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date November 1, 2016
Pages 416
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250097323
ISBN-10 1250097320
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $18.00
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An extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with Amber Eyes

In The White Road, artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait 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 begins by travelling to three “white hills”―sites in China, Germany, and England that are key to porcelain’s creation. But his search eventually leads 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.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374289263
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (November 10, 2015)
9780374289263 | details & prices | 401 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $27.00
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (November 1, 2016)
9781250097323 | details & prices | 416 pages | List price $18.00
About: An extraordinary blend of narrative history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with Amber EyesIn The White Road, artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate portrait of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or “white gold.

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