Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is a British artist and author, known for his work in ceramics and his written works. He is best known for his memoir 'The Hare with Amber Eyes', which has won numerous awards and has been translated into many languages. De Waal's work often explores themes of memory and history, and he has exhibited his art in various prestigious galleries around the world.


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  1. 1. The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

    This book is a family memoir that traces the journey of a collection of miniature Japanese sculptures, called netsuke, through generations of a wealthy Jewish family. The narrative delves into the family's rise to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their survival during the Nazi regime, their post-war struggles, and their eventual decline. The author uses the netsuke as a lens to explore the themes of art, loss, and family legacy.