The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts download free [PDF and Ebook] by Edmund De Waal

The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts download free [PDF and Ebook] by Edmund De Waal year 2016
  • Book name: The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
  • Author: Edmund De Waal
  • Release date: 2016/10/29
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780099575986
  • Rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Votes: 271
  • Review by: Julie Leake
  • Review rating: 8.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/25
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller 'Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first'A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white.Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the `white gold' he has worked with for decades. Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H44M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Travel Writing, Memoirs, Social & Cultural History, Pottery & Glassware
  • Available formats: LIT, DOC, TXT, PPT, AZW3, PDF, WORD, EPUB. Compressed in CBZ, EML, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.62 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x30mm
  • Weight: 357g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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