The first monograph on this internationally famous potter and writer, this book brings to life the man behind The Hare with Amber Eyes. Stunning photography reveals a day in the life of de Waal and his studio and documents his major exhibitions and installations. Contributors include novelists Colm Toibín, Peter Carey and AS Byatt.
“This stunning monograph, the first collecting the work of artist and writer de Waal… Functions like a poem, measuring off de Waal’s work from the world it lives in, and finding in that partitioning the boundless potential of a simple pot.”―Publishers Weekly
“This April sees the publication of a deluxe monograph on de Waal’s work by Phaidon Press, which, in place of the usual impenetrable art speak, includes eloquent contributions by such writerly types as AS Byatt, Colm Toibin, and Peter Carey.”―Departures
“Emma Crichton-Miller contributes a graceful, sympathetic biographical introduction, the clearest account of de Waal’s career so far. The book is… in full accord with de Waal’s own aesthetic: a beautiful piece of work in its own right, to be cherished.”―David Sexton, Evening Standard
“In words, and through Toby Glanville’s fine photographic essay, Edmund de Waal presents an image of the artist as a uniquely gifted wunderkind.”―TLS – Tanya Harrod
“This book evokes serenity.” ―Tomas Maier, Esquire
About the Author
Emma Crichton-Miller, a journalist specializing in applied arts and crafts, contributes an in-depth biographical survey and critical analysis of de Waal and his work. She writes for theFinancial Times, The Times and the Royal Academy Magazine, among other publications.
Also includes contributions by novelists Colm Toíbín, Peter Carey and AS Byatt, and critical essays by Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe and architect Deborah Saunt.
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