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The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss review ´ 3 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 Rapids of a Great River rich and Tracking Globalization 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 The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit 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 The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 ripe plums snarling tigers were gathered by Charles Ephrussi at the height of the Parisian Nation as Mother 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 Provenzalische Verwicklungen 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

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The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss review ´ 3 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. 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 descriptions of interiors whether bel poue Paris or Wiener Werkstatt Vienna for its evocations of historical moments like fin de siecle France or Austria at the time of its annexation by Hitler and his Nazis or immediately post war bombed out Tokyo or for its compassionate portrayal of flawed and fascinating human characters Read it as a four generational family saga or an insightful history of Europe from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth Read it even also particularly as a personal journey an exploration into the complex world of family heritage and inheritanceI came to the book as the result of reading a column by Roger Cohen in the New York Times before we left for Europe last month and ordered it in time to take it with us on our trip But I didn t get to actually read it until this past week The column was called The Netsuke Survived and Cohen s description of the book intrigued me It was a story of the survival not only of a collection of Japanese netsuke but of the European Jewish family through whose various hands it passed the family of which De Waal brought up as the son of an Anglican minister was the barely informed scion His research soon turned into an obsession that sidetracked him for two years from his own work as an artistThe story as it eventually revealed itself to him and now in turn to us is at once absorbing and increasingly moving as it progresses The Ephrussi family originally from Odessa worked its way to fame and fortune in Paris and Vienna in the late 1800s The fortune derived from its prodigious success in the banking business a success that initially gave its members access to the social elites and the cultural salons This part of the story involves associations and friendships with artists Renoir Degas and others with giants of the literary scene like Proust and the virulently anti Semitic Goncourt brothers Until l affaire Dreyfus and its opening of that deep vein of envy and distrust of Jews in French society a time at which the family seemed suddenly to have outlived the welcome they had worked so hard to foster since arriving from the East Once great and powerful social hosts and patrons of the arts they found themselves all too soon personae a lot less grata De Waal s descriptive narrative places us there in the center of it all at this turbulent timeThe scene along with ownership of the netsuke collection shifts to pre World War I Vienna and its social whirl where another branch of the Ephrussi family has also established a foothold in the banking business their massive mansion occupies a significant site on the Ringstrasse and their role in the business and socio economic establishment seems assured They have become the proverbial pillars of society living a life of extraordinary privilege and wealth Patriots too they give generously of their wealth and power to their adopted country serving with distinction in the military supporting the war effort in every way and sharing in the humiliation of defeat They could scarcely have foreseen what the next decade would bring them in return increasing distrust suspicion isolation and all too soon the arrival of the brutish Nazis and persecution not only at the hands of the Gestapo but also those of their compatriots We watch aghast as the family is brought to ruin It s a dreadful lesson in impermanenceIn the chaos it is Anna a faithful family retainer who saves the netsuke collection from the hands of the invaders They with impunity steal everything else the art the beloved books the mansion the bank and eventually all traces of identity dignity and security One of the great strengths I think of De Waal s account is not to disguise the classism of the nouveaux riches not to minimize the extent of their wealth and privilege nor the excesses and sometimes the frivolity of their way of life We understand perhaps a little though without in any way condoning the angrily envious attitudes of the have nots that laid open the way for an Adolph Hitler and his gang of murderers We also understand a little about the problems that we face today a century later and their origins in a capitalist economy and its detractors But never as we read are we allowed to share that got it coming to them rage that led to the horrors of the HolocaustThe penultimate chapter in the netsuke s journey is in the country of their origin Japan where De Waal s great uncle goes to take up residence after World War II and along with the author we reflect on that far country s culture and the aesthetic that produced these tiny intricate and meticulously crafted works of art By the end of the book he himself is in possession of this family treasure all that remains aside from brittle letters and documents of a great family and its history It is a poignant end In the course of his search the author has found some important piece of his own humanity and a renewed sense of the value of those closest to him in their London homeIn all this is a very rich and satisfying read When in England we felt compelled to make the pilgrimage to see Splash the current installation of De Waal s art work at the Victoria Albert Museum The elegant simple even minimal shapes of his pure white pots dozens of them in a staggered uneven row occupy the entire whispering gallery the circular base of a dome on the top floor in the museum s wonderful ceramics departmentThe installation reuires a sharply raised head to gain even a distant glance at them At this remove they offer the viewer a sense of serenity an appreciation for the beauty of form for its own sake a stillness as remote as Keats s Grecian urn Their cool insistently formal abstract beauty contrasted curiously I thought with the intricate carving of the netsuke he describes in his book and with its emotional intensity Placed so far from the viewer s eye they do not invite the touch that clearly means so much to him in his relationship with the netsuke on the other hand the touch of the artist s hand is clearly what defines their shape and presence and their denial of it to the viewer is perhaps as powerful as the permission Certainly it brought attention to my own desire to know things in this way through first hand experience and yet as de Waal s book shows time alone deprives us of that possibility There is much we must be content to know only at a distance and through the mediation of one who cares enough to show us the way Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy Light Nova Swing Empty Space reasons for Videologia reading The Hare with Amber Eyes Its author Edmund De 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The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss review ´ 3 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 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 background of Renoir s Luncheon of the Boating Party somehow such a small intimate detail of Charles life has enlivened that painting for me for ever onto Vienna and the magnificence of Vienna and a life so easy and cultured and so European And Freud around the corner Wittgenstein hanging in there somewhere again making alive for me the whole milieu of Vienna before World War 1And then the horror of the growth of the nazis the horror that all happened so uickly who would know that one week you could go to the opera and the next have all taken from you and to be sent away on a train to a death camp To me the most horrific thing was small like the netsuke the book centres on over 600 Jews killed themselves on the night when the Nazis took over in Vienna and went on a rampage of destruction and defilement That will stay with me for ever to live in such horrorAnd in the middle of all the horror incredible beauty Anna s saving the netsuke from the nazi confiscation of all Jewish property And Iggie finding his way to Japan and a Japanese friend and houses with verandahs and drinks in the evening and opera and And the story itself becomes a netsuke I feel it curl in on itself a small beautiful thing that can fit into the palm of my hand where it opens and the longer I hold it


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    review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Edmund de Waal Edmund de Waal Ò 3 review (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal 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 However its like a walk up a mountain where you are straining up a hill pa

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal Edmund de Waal Ò 3 review review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Edmund de Waal 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 and grain exporting dynasty in Paris and Vienna and around Europe and also art c

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal summary 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

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal 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 d

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï 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 f

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal 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 t

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal 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 pinnacle of society in the Austrian empire survived or less as well as anyone else did in the 2nd world war and on to his gay uncles exploits in JapanWith such wonderful chapter starters as It

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal 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 dec

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal Edmund de Waal Ò 3 review review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Edmund de Waal I have just finished The hare with amber eyes I thought it was one of the most stunning books I'd ever readThe language i

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    (The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss) PDF FREE ï Edmund de Waal summary The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss 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 the many such objects small valuable Japanese miniatures that had semi practical use in Japan when men wore Kimonos They became objects of interests after 1854 when Japan was open to the west A large uantity was shipped to Europe and purchased by collectors Later other emerging impr

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Hare with Amber Eyes A Family's Century of Art and Loss
  • Edmund de Waal
  • English
  • 25 October 2020
  • 9780374105976