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Free download ê The White Road a pilgrimage of sorts 104 É ❮Read❯ ➸ The White Road a pilgrimage of sorts ➻ Author Edmund de Waal – Extraordinary new non fiction a gripping blend of history and memoir by the author of the award winning and bestselling international sensation ThD figurines rather he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments White Road a Kindle #215 of twentieth century historyPart memoir part history part detective story The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy art wealth craft and purity In a sweeping yet intimate style that recalls The Hare with Amber Eyes de Waal gives us a singular understanding of the spectrum of porcelain and the mapping of desi. not to say that I didn’t enjoy this book or find it illuminating but this guy’s ego is whoa like shut the fuck up sometimes best part by far is the section on alchemy part two and may be worth reading for this section alone

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Ibes how he set out on five journeys The White Epubto places where porcelain was dreamed about refined collected and coveted and that would help him understand the clay's mysterious allure From his studio in London he starts by travelling to three white hills sites in China Germany and England that are key to porcelain's creation But his search eventually takes him around the globe and reveals than a history of cups an. From BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekAuthor of The Hare With Amber Eyes potter Edmund de Waal's new book on the history of porcelainOn a personal pilgrimage to the countries and people who make porcelain the author's first stop is China and Jingdezhen the city of porcelainEpisode 25 The author travels back in in time to Dresden and explores the dramatic events which led to the creation of European porcelainEpisode 35 Imprisoned in Meissen castle young alchemist Johann Freidrich Bottger is about to unlock the secrets of porcelain creationEpisode 45 The author's pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Cornwall where he explores William Cookworthy's contribution to porcelain's historyEpisode 55 The author's pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Dachau where he uncovers the dark history of Allach porcelainRead by Julian Rhind TuttAbridged by Jules WilkinsonProduced by Gemma Jenkinshttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb06bgbvz

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The White Road a pilgrimage of sortsExtraordinary new non fiction a gripping blend Road a Epub #219 of history and memoir by the author of the award winning and bestselling international sensation The Hare with Amber Eyes'In The White Road bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain or white gold A potter who has been working with porcelain for than forty years de Waal descr. As a ceramicist who has worked with clay for the past 25 years creating slender and delicate pots all things white are an passion for de Waal This book is a physical and spiritual journey to the places and origins of these materials that fuse together to create the translucent ethereal material that is porcelain His desire is to hold the raw materials in his own hands to climb the hills where the white earth is dug from to possess a pot made that placeChina was the place where porcelain was invented; the fusion of two materials kaolin and petuntse after purification blending and firing at 1300 degrees brings forth this glass like substance His pilgrimage starts in the city of Jingdezhen centre of porcelain for 1000 years but best known now for its helicopters Modern China is an intense place I know I have been there and as he finds his way around the city avoiding road traffic he realises that the city seems to built on broken pottery stooping he picks up a 12th century shard laying on a spoil heap All around the hillside are kilns and the failed firings are just tossed away This city produced thousand upon thousand of pieces of pottery for the Emperors the final order being taken shortly after the turn of the nineteenth century They are still making porcelain there but not in the volume they used to and he is there to source tiles for an exhibition tooAnd so to Germany A young alchemist called Böttger claims to have found the secret of changing other metals into gold He couldn’t Held in prison he works alongside a mathematician called Tschirnhaus and after many failures they manage to reveal the secret of making porcelain like the Chinese Soon after producing this single white cup Tschirnhaus dies He wasn’t able to make gold but the discovery of this white gold changes the fortunes of many in Europe One inventory details a few hundred pieces of porcelain the last time it was counted was over 35000 itemsDe Waal heads home to England in pursuit of his final white hill As the English potters scour the countryside in search of this white clay necessitating a trip to the land of the Cherokee in America the find the materials just down the road in Cornwall Plymouth becomes the third place in the World to produce porcelain around 1000 years after the Chinese first achieved itThis book is a blend of genres; part travelogue part history book semi auto biographical and full of whimsy and occasionally random thoughts There are accounts of his art installations and exhibitions his first workshop on the Welsh border his angsts of the creative process the collectors and guardians of exuisite pieces of pottery and those that have made and lost fortunes with this white goldBut much than that this is an account of his obsession with porcelainIt sometimes feels like he has just transcribed his notes directly onto the manuscript prior to sending to the publisher with little or no editing Not everyone will like that style but for me that is its allure Like his artful pots the writing is beautiful uirky flawed in parts and most importantly soars Now he has written again he has returned to the wheel and the white clay and is making again