The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition)

A Hidden Inheritance

By Edmund de Waal
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374168285, 432pp.)

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

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The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller
Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined.
From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With sumptuous photographs of the netsuke collection and full-color images from de Waal's family archive, the illustrated edition of "The Hare with Amber Eyes "transforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.




About the Author
Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading ceramic artists, and his porcelain is held in many major international collections. His bestselling memoir, "The Hare with Amber Eyes", was shortlisted for numerous prizes and won the Costa Biography Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
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