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review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss Summary ê 8 Hunned the place set aside for him in the family business to make a study of art and of beautiful living An early supporter of the Impressionists he appears oddly formal in a top hat in Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party Marcel Proust studied Charles closely enough to use him as a model for the aesthete and lover Swann in Remembrance of Things PastCharles gave the carvings as a wedding gift to his cousin Viktor in Vienna; his children were allowed to play with one netsuke each while they watched their mother the Baroness Emmy dress for ball after ball Her older daughter grew up to disdain fashionable society Longing to write she struck up a correspondence with Rilke who encouraged her in her poetryThe Anschluss changed th. The concept of tracing the history of a rich Jewish bankers family through the vicissitudes of a collection of Japanese miniature sculptures is original and interesting The beginning of the book is a bit slow but it then comes to life with fascinating descriptions of the Ephrussi in Paris during Impressionism or in Vienna during the first part of the 20th century ending with dramatic events surrounding the Austrian Anschluss into the German ReichAnd yet it is hard to feel much sympathy either for this family or for the author A wronged sense of entitlement pervades much of the book and a lot of energy goes into describing how the family lost most of its wealth under the Nazis the description of the Kristallnacht mob entering the Ephrussi building and ransacking the furniture is blood curdling On the other hand no moral judgment is passed on how the Ephrussi had been spending their money until then nor is the reader left any clearer as to how the Ephrussi s fortune was amassed in a few short decades only In this romantic vision of When my family played Downton Abbey in Vienna servants receive short shrift Anna the saviour of the netsuke collection is uickly dismissed nobody in the family even remembers her last name and of course the doorman is blamed for letting the gates wide open for the Gestapo on an inspection visit as if a closed door was going to stop them It would have been easier to warm to the family if the author had come across as less self absorbed His pottery activity is mentioned regularly but is pretty much irrelevant to the book and some odd choices in vocabulary a glaucous pudding really betray the random use of a thesaurus to impress the readers Finally some fact checking would have been in order so as to get the spelling and syntax of French and German phrases right The errors are not only linguistic but also historical and geographic Czechoslovakia did not exist before 1918 so the Ephrussi couldn t have had a country estate there if anything before WWI they would probably have thought of it as Hungary Dachau is not on the edge of Bavaria but on the outskirts of Munich Germany was the land of thinkers and poets Land der Dichter und Denker not Austria etc etc Overall an interesting read of a flawed book The awards for the book seem motivated by compassion for the riches to rags family history coupled with a Goodwin bonus than for the craftsmanship of the author Blue Sabine of art and The Fighting Ground of beautiful living An early supporter Mistress Material of the Impressionists he appears How to Grow Perennial Vegetables oddly formal in a top hat in Renoir’s Luncheon Land Ho 1620 A Seaman's Story of the Mayflower Her Construction Her Navigation and Her First Landfall of the Boating Party Marcel Proust studied Charles closely enough to use him as a model for the aesthete and lover Swann in Remembrance Belonging of Things PastCharles gave the carvings as a wedding gift to his cousin Viktor in Vienna; his children were allowed to play with Cold Steel one netsuke each while they watched their mother the Baroness Emmy dress for ball after ball Her Immersion Bible Studies older daughter grew up to disdain fashionable society Longing to write she struck up a correspondence with Rilke who encouraged her in her poetryThe Anschluss changed th. 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review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss Summary ê 8 The Ephrussis were a grand banking family as rich and respected as the Rothschilds who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth century Paris and Vienna society Yet by the end of World War II almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings none of them larger than a matchboxThe renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exuisite collection of netsuke Entranced by their beauty and mystery he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collectionThe netsuke drunken monks almost ripe plums snarling tigers were gathered by Charles Ephrussi at the height of the Parisian rage for all things Japanese Charles had s. I would have enjoyed this book had I been less familiar with some of the topics tackled during its first half Namely the Paris and Vienna of the 1870 1914 period with Impressionism Japonisme Proust circles of Jewish finance and art patrons Dreyfus affairand the parallel Building of the Ringstrasse the Sezession Psychoanalysis etc All this is a bit of a d j vu or d j lu for me But Edmund de Waal easily escapes the clich s when he relies on well known cultural episodes As the great grandchild of the Ephrussis the family whose history the book traces he is endowed with both a material and a moral advantage With access to family letters photographs and personal testimonies his account has a veneer of authenticity and freshness that is welcomed And as a ceramist De Waal commissioned by the VA to design the new ceramics galleries literally handles the history of his family by turning it slowly and carefully around and around paying meticulous attention to all its materiality What emerges is a fascinating and very sad story of a Jewish family in the Europe from late 19th Century onwardsAll in all an endearing book with counterbalanced Diaspora and Home Returning stories the Ephrussis and their Netsuke collection The Times Good University Guide 2020 of World War II almost the Revived Revived #1 only thing remaining Visionary Business An Entrepreneur's Guide to Success of their vast empire was a collection Les Petites Reines of 264 wood and ivory carvings none The Housing Boom and Bust (Hörbuch-Download): Amazon.de: Thomas Sowell, Robertson Dean, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: Audible Audiobooks of them larger than a matchboxThe renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exuisite collection Basketball: How To Ultimately Become Better At Shooting, Passing, Defending, and Rebounding: 50 Basketball Techiqunes To Become Better At Basketball (Become ... Basketball, NBA, Coaching) (English Edition) of netsuke Entranced by their beauty and mystery he determined to trace the story The Art of Anthem of his family through the story Bette Davis of the collectionThe netsuke drunken monks almost ripe plums snarling tigers were gathered by Charles Ephrussi at the height Belonging To Bandera of the Parisian rage for all things Japanese Charles had s. I would have enjoyed this book had I been less familiar with some Es ist ein Arschloch Maria of the topics tackled during its first half Namely the Paris and Vienna India of the 1870 1914 period with Impressionism Japonisme Proust circles Similes Dictionary of Jewish finance and art patrons Dreyfus affairand the parallel Building Code of Conduct of the Ringstrasse the Sezession Psychoanalysis etc All this is a bit Diagnostic Dermoscopy of a d j vu Bow Street Brangle or d j lu for me But Edmund de Waal easily escapes the clich s when he relies Vögel in unserem Garten on well known cultural episodes As the great grandchild Rosen's Breast Pathology of the Ephrussis the family whose history the book traces he is endowed with both a material and a moral advantage With access to family letters photographs and personal testimonies his account has a veneer Wendel of authenticity and freshness that is welcomed And as a ceramist De Waal commissioned by the VA to design the new ceramics galleries literally handles the history Blue Bloods of a Jewish family in the Europe from late 19th Century Comment utiliser pleinement votre potentiel : Les grands secrets de l'accomplissement de soi onwardsAll in all an endearing book with counterbalanced Diaspora and Home Returning stories the Ephrussis and their Netsuke collection

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review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss Summary ê 8 Eir world beyond recognition Ephrussi and his cosmopolitan family were imprisoned or scattered and Hitler’s theorist on the “Jewish uestion” appropriated their magnificent palace on the Ringstrasse A library of priceless books and a collection of Old Master paintings were confiscated by the Nazis But the netsuke were smuggled away by a loyal maid Anna and hidden in her straw mattress Years after the war she would find a way to return them to the family she’d served even in their exileIn The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century Sweeping yet intimate it is a highly original meditation on art history and family as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves. I started out giving Hare with Amber Eyes four stars but as it settled in I decided to up it to five stars This is a very special book de Waal approaches his extraordinary family history as the artist he is art paintings and especially decorative objects and architecture are all infused with his extraordinary visual and tactile sense I don t use the word extraordinary lightly From the story s beginnings in the shtetl of Berdishev where the Ukraine meets Poland not far from the ancestral home of my own family although all we have in common with the Ephrussi are our roots and our diaspora there are no palaces in European capitals bearing our crest through a crescendo of unbelievable wealth and perhaps even enviable easy communion with the great artists and writers of the day on to the inevitable tragedy that marks all European Jewish stories in the WW2 era through improbably and beautifully a charming gay love story in post war Japan and ending with the perfect and incongruous image of de Waal s father an Anglican clergyman saying Kaddish for his Austrian Jewish mother in an English chapel every phase of DeWaal s family story amazes challenges delights andor saddens Charles Ephrussi is a particularly stunning character To inspire Proust and have had walk ons in Renoir paintings If you have read Proust learning about Ephrussi and his relationship to his art and to his Jewishness will give new texture to Swann and the world he and Proust s narrator move in If you haven t read Proust this book will probably make you want to It certainly made me want to re read Swann s Way and to search out many of paintings discussed But as exhilarating as those scenes of Paris mondanity are and as heartbreaking and infuriating the World War II chapters are Austria refusing to return property because it was the first victim of the Nazis it s De Waal s contemplative searching sometimes meandering voice that really gets under your skin and lets you see objects and textures through his eyes I dreamed of some of his imagery while reading this book that s how rich the relationship to vision is in his writing and I finished the book with an insatiable craving to see and handle a netsuke Highly recommended Rosen's Breast Pathology or scattered and Hitler’s theorist Wendel on the “Jewish uestion” appropriated their magnificent palace Blue Bloods of priceless books and a collection Comment utiliser pleinement votre potentiel : Les grands secrets de l'accomplissement de soi of Old Master paintings were confiscated by the Nazis But the netsuke were smuggled away by a loyal maid Anna and hidden in her straw mattress Years after the war she would find a way to return them to the family she’d served even in their exileIn The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal unfolds the story The Waves of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century Sweeping yet intimate it is a highly Sweetheart original meditation Dirty Little Secrets About Black HistoryIts Heroes Other Troublemakers on art history and family as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves. 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  • The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss
  • Edmund de Waal
  • English
  • 26 May 2020
  • 9780374105976

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    review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download After the first few pages I was wondering whether this wa going to be one I would have to wade through as a noble act of bookclub fidelity Howev

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    The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ At first I thought this book was slow overly preoccupied with art at the expense of narrative and becalmed By the end the author's view as artist illumined the narrative and its characters who are several past generations of his family As all the summaries and reviews say the generation of his great grandfather were a wealthy Jewish banking

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    The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss I would have enjoyed this book had I been less familiar with some of the topics tackled during its first half Namely the Paris and Vienna of the 1870 1914 period with Impressionism Japonisme Proust circles of Jewish finance and art patrons Dreyfus affairand the parallel Building of the Ringstrasse the Sezession Psychoanalysis etc All this is a bit of a déjà vu or déjà lu for me But Edmund de Waal easily escapes th

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    The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ There are many excellent reasons for reading The Hare with Amber Eyes Its author Edmund De Waal is known to the world as a fine ceramic artist whose work is widely shown in museums and galleries He is also an exceptionally fine writer bringing an artist’s sensibility to this other medium a meticulous attention to the detail of language its rhythms and its evocative potential Read the book for its exhaustive

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    The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal The concept of tracing the history of a rich Jewish bankers family through the vicissitudes of a collection of Japanese miniature sculptures is original and interesting The beginning of the book is a bit slow but it then comes to life with fascinating descriptions of the Ephrussi in Paris during Impressionism or in Vienna during the first par

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    Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss This was an interesting read and a fascinating account of the journey of a group of netsuke through a family history of about 140 years and several generations The journey moves from Paris to Vienna across Europe through Nazism and

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    review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download Oh my good Lord what did I do that you put me through the torture of reading that book?Did I like it? NoIt is a story of the authors family in a blindly tunnel vision view of how everyone was out to get his Jewish family as they rose to the p

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    Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download review Ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Edmund de Waal review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss I started out giving Hare with Amber Eyes four stars but as it settled in I decided to up it to five stars This is a very special book – de Waal approaches his extraordinary family history as the artist he is art paintings and especially decorative objects and architecture are all infused with his extraordinary visual and tactile sense I

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    review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ Edmund de Waal Ð 8 Read & Download I have just finished The hare with amber eyes I thought it was one of the most stunning books I'd ever readThe language is wonderful The stories in France where Renoir and Proust just pop in as part of the 'scene' oh what a feel for Impressionist France I particularly loved finding out that Charles is that figure in the top hat in the backg

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    review The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss E–pub READ There is so many 'details' in this family memoir written by an illustrious authorartist The title of this book is a 'netsuke' It is one of th

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