9780374168285

The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition) A Hidden Inheritance

  • ISBN 13:

    9780374168285

  • ISBN 10:

    0374168288

  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/13/2012
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

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 si├Ęcle 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 Eyestransforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.

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