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The Resource The white road : journey into an obsession, Edmund de Waal

The white road : journey into an obsession, Edmund de Waal

Label
The white road : journey into an obsession
Title
The white road
Title remainder
journey into an obsession
Statement of responsibility
Edmund de Waal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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De Waal, Edmund
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Waal, Edmund
  • De Waal, Edmund
  • Porcelain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • ART
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Porcelain
  • Travel
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • ART / Ceramics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
The white road : journey into an obsession, Edmund de Waal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Jingdezhen, Venice, Dublin -- Part one: Jingdezhen. On shards -- Sorry -- Mount Kao-ling -- Making and decorating and glazing and firing -- How to make big pots -- Obligations -- Factory #72 -- Counterfeit. Forgery. Sham -- Ten thousand things -- The monk's cap ewer -- I read everything. I understand. Continue -- Setting out -- Men in black -- The emperor's tea set -- Part two: Versailles, Dresden. The latest news from china -- The porcelain pavilion -- Cream-coloured, provincial, and opaque -- Opticks -- The first mode of formation -- Gifts and promises and titles -- The shuffle of things -- A path, A vocation -- Extraordinarily curious -- There is no gold -- "Double, or even triple, amount of effort" -- Promises, promises -- Half translucent and milk white, like a narcissus -- The invention of Saxon porcelain -- Porcelain rooms, porcelain cities -- Part three: Plymouth. The birth of English porcelain -- Three scruples make a dram -- A Quaker! A Quaker! A Quirl! -- A greater rain -- Covering the ground -- Shillings, pebbles, or buttons -- Letters edifying and curious -- Readily stained in use -- china earth -- A shard, which, by leave, he sometimes broke -- Silences -- Tregonning Hill -- Brighter in white objects -- Thoughts of whiteness -- Part four: Ayoree Mountain, Etruria, Cornwall. An idea of perfect porcelain -- Ayoree Mountain C.F. -- On Englishness -- Endings, beginnings -- A cunning specification -- Gray's Elegy -- A journey into Cornwall -- Thoughts concerning emigration -- A road trip -- 1790 -- Part five: London, Jingdezhen, Dachau. Sign & wonders -- 1919 -- Red labour -- Bright earth, fired earth -- What whiteness, what candor -- Allach -- False sail -- Correct in orientation -- Another witness -- The Boehm Porcelain Co. of Trenton, New Jersey -- Coda: London, New York, London -- Breathturn
Control code
911255314
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780374709099
Lccn
2015022207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911255314
Label
The white road : journey into an obsession, Edmund de Waal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Jingdezhen, Venice, Dublin -- Part one: Jingdezhen. On shards -- Sorry -- Mount Kao-ling -- Making and decorating and glazing and firing -- How to make big pots -- Obligations -- Factory #72 -- Counterfeit. Forgery. Sham -- Ten thousand things -- The monk's cap ewer -- I read everything. I understand. Continue -- Setting out -- Men in black -- The emperor's tea set -- Part two: Versailles, Dresden. The latest news from china -- The porcelain pavilion -- Cream-coloured, provincial, and opaque -- Opticks -- The first mode of formation -- Gifts and promises and titles -- The shuffle of things -- A path, A vocation -- Extraordinarily curious -- There is no gold -- "Double, or even triple, amount of effort" -- Promises, promises -- Half translucent and milk white, like a narcissus -- The invention of Saxon porcelain -- Porcelain rooms, porcelain cities -- Part three: Plymouth. The birth of English porcelain -- Three scruples make a dram -- A Quaker! A Quaker! A Quirl! -- A greater rain -- Covering the ground -- Shillings, pebbles, or buttons -- Letters edifying and curious -- Readily stained in use -- china earth -- A shard, which, by leave, he sometimes broke -- Silences -- Tregonning Hill -- Brighter in white objects -- Thoughts of whiteness -- Part four: Ayoree Mountain, Etruria, Cornwall. An idea of perfect porcelain -- Ayoree Mountain C.F. -- On Englishness -- Endings, beginnings -- A cunning specification -- Gray's Elegy -- A journey into Cornwall -- Thoughts concerning emigration -- A road trip -- 1790 -- Part five: London, Jingdezhen, Dachau. Sign & wonders -- 1919 -- Red labour -- Bright earth, fired earth -- What whiteness, what candor -- Allach -- False sail -- Correct in orientation -- Another witness -- The Boehm Porcelain Co. of Trenton, New Jersey -- Coda: London, New York, London -- Breathturn
Control code
911255314
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780374709099
Lccn
2015022207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911255314

Library Locations

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