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Fresh faith eHe 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 itventually 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 lites 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 nvy 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 The New Left the Origins of the Cold War established a foothold in the banking business their massive mansion occupies a significant site on the Ringstrasse and their role in the business and socioconomic The Right Hook of Devin Velma establishment seems assured They have become the proverbial pillars of society living a life ofxtraordinary 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 La Fleur du Mal effort invery 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 Graphic Design Rules everythinglse the art the beloved books the mansion the bank and ventually 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 xtent of their wealth and privilege nor the Trickster excesses and sometimes the frivolity of their way of life We understand perhaps a little though without in any way condoning the angrilynvious 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 Killers Prey (Conard County 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 thend 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 nd 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 legant simple Flori în păr even minimal shapes of his pure white pots dozens of them in a staggered uneven row occupy thentire 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 Kansas State 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 itsmotional intensity Placed so far from the viewer s Sexy Cosplay Anime Girls (Bikini, Military, Scifi Costume, Japanese Import, Asian Babe, Picture Book) (Xena Kai Book 3) 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 handxperience and yet as de Waal s Book Shows Time Alone shows time alone 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 Humiliated Husband enough to show us the way Oh my good Lord what did I do that you put me through the torture of reading that bookDid I like it NoIt is a story of the authors family in a blindly tunnel vision view of howveryone was out to get his Jewish family as they rose to the pinnacle of society in the Austrian mpire survived or less as well as anyone lse did in the 2nd less as well as anyone I Little Slave else did in the 2nd war and on to his gay unclesxploits in JapanWith such wonderful chapter starters as It wasn t just Renoir who hated the Jews note no justification for the accusation whatsoever other than the mute point that allegedly Renoir had a dislike for one of his great unclesThe later chapters of the book had a bit potential but it really wasn t up to scratch Great as someone s personal notes but sadly he didn t keep them to himself 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 merging impressionist artist caught on The focus of this family pained by anti Semitism is on the inheritance of a large collection of Japanese. Eir world beyond recognition Ephrussi and his cosmopolitan family were imprisoned or scattered and Hitler’s theorist on the “Jewish uestion” appropriated their beyond recognition Ephrussi and his cosmopolitan family were imprisoned or scattered and Hitler’s theorist on the “Jewish uestion” appropriated their 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 ven in their THIEME Atlas of Anatomy 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 aslegant and precise as the netsuke themselves. ,

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I would have Sanibel Virgin 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 Psychoanalysistc All this is a bit of a d j vu or d j lu for me But Edmund de Waal Way of the Shaman easilyscapes the clich s when he relies on well known cultural Gallowglass episodes As the great grandchild of the Ephrussis the family whose history the book traces he isndowed 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 The Inclusion Imperative emerges is a fascinating and very sad story of a Jewish family in the Europe from late 19th Century onwardsAll in all anndearing book with counterbalanced Diaspora and Home Returning stories the Ephrussis and their Netsuke collection 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 to JapanDe Waal s family history is fascinating and I was particularly interested in the link to Proust and Great Great Uncle Charles being the model for Swann The descriptions of furnishings and the decorative aspect of the grand residences are sumptuous De Waal has an artist s ye and a good way with wordsThe account of the rise of Nazism the Anschluss and the dismantling of the family s fortunes give a clear and frightening first hand account of the horrors of the 1930s and the war Their fortunes reflect those of many wealthy Jewish families at that time De Waal has put together his family history well The only caveat I have is that the accumulation of wealth is seldom a neutral thing specially in a family of bankers I would have been interested in some detail about the lives of those who made them and the conditions in which they were made and perhaps some sense of the contrast of fabulous wealth with society around I felt a little uncomfortable that the servants were just referred to by their first names did anyone know their surnames On the whole it was a fascinating journey and one I What Next After School ? enjoyed I have just finished The hare with amberyes I thought it was one of the most stunning books I d Emerging Markets 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 hasnlivened that painting for me for A Home of Another Kind ever onto Vienna and the magnificence of Vienna and a life soasy 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 The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy 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 thevening 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 At first I thought this book was slow overly preoccupied with art at the xpense of narrative and becalmed By the nd the author s view narrative and becalmed By the nd the author s view 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 xporting dynasty in Paris and Vienna and around Europe and also art collectors and patrons but in the next generation the family s financial wealth and influence was lost in the conflagration of Hitler and WWIIThe author has gone on a voyage of discovery to reclaim his family and the lost world they Lehrbuch Der Physiologie experienced putting his own career and family on hold in the meantime At first what he s doing wasn t clearly apparent I could see his amateurism in the writing forxample ambiguous meaning or foreign words not always defined but not why he was writing it Even though he was saying why I couldn t hear You have to be persistent with this book and stick with the author if you do it will pay off Since he s on that voyage of discovery he doesn t always know himself just where he s going how much time to invest in researching and writing or whether what he s doing is importantThe journey is an achiev The concept of tracing the history of a rich Jewish bankers family through the tracing the history of a rich Jewish bankers family through the 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 Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. ending with dramaticvents surrounding the Austrian Anschluss into the German ReichAnd yet it is hard to feel much sympathy Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes either for this family or for the author A wronged sense ofntitlement pervades much of the book and a lot of nergy goes into describing how the family lost most of and a lot of nergy goes into describing how the family lost most of wealth under the Nazis the description of the Kristallnacht mob YARN Essentials 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 familyven 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 Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, 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. 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 thend of World War II almost the only thing remaining of their vast Black on Blonde 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 andxuisite 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 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 The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece errors are not only linguistic but also historical and geographic Czechoslovakia did notxist before 1918 so the Ephrussi couldn t have had a country American Nietzsche estate there if anything before WWI they would probably have thought of it as Hungary Dachau is not on thedge of Bavaria but on the outskirts of Munich Germany was the land of thinkers and poets Land der Dichter und Denker not Austria Art, Culture, and Cuisine etctc 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 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 Berlioz and His Century extraordinary family history as the artist he is art paintings andspecially decorative objects and architecture are all infused with his Aristotles Rhetoric extraordinary visual and tactile sense I don t use the wordxtraordinary 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 Blood Runs Green evennviable Charting an Empire easy communion with the great artists and writers of the day on to the inevitable tragedy that marks all European Jewish stories in the WW2ra through improbably and beautifully a charming gay love story in post war Japan and nding 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 very 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 Desire and Truth 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 hisyes 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 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 panting and feeling its your duty and then suddenly you brow the hill and there opening out before you is this great vista and you get a second wind and off you go at a cracking pace This is xactly what happened with this really clever concept Edmund de Waal a potter traces the history of 264 netsuke small japanese ornaments made from various woods and stones through their purchase by one of his ancestors in the 1870 s through their journey to Paris Vienna Tunbridge Wells on to a return to Japan and then back to their final resting place in London The 120 years or so of their possession by the Ephrussi family corresponds to the families journey from fabulously wealthy bankers forming alliances and business deals which involve massive amounts of money and floating in social circles involving the Emperor of the Austro Hungarian Empire and assorted high related royals and politicians to the hideous reversal of fortunes with the anschluss the arrival of Hitler and the betrayal of the family along with all the other jewish men women and children who had been so useful in some situations but now necessary
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the traditional scapegoatEdmund de has a simple techniue of relating his family history through their relationship to these small ornaments Each one tells a story but ach one s story is incomplete open nded His family history shows that The ornaments rest in a cupboard in Paris fabulously wealthyhere they are complete but no they are sent as a wedding present to an ually wealthy austrian branch of the family Here they rest in a beautiful showcase their journey Childerley endedno the horror of viennese pogroms threaten them as it destroyed the family And saved by the maid servant they move on again but as a perfect symbol of the family s implosion they move from theirnthronement in walnut glass and velvet to their hiding place inside a servant s straw mattress After the war she hands them back to surviving members of the family a small fragment almost all that is left of the ridiculous wealth njoyed by this family prior to their undoing by the foul action of the Nazis Nevertheless one small side of me is saddened by the fact that the devotion and fidelity of the servant who at risk of her own life preserves this wealth is just accpeted by the family as their right The cruelty and degradation perpetrated on the family in the 1930 s and 40 s was monstrous but prior to that the family themselves struck me as heartless gocentric libertines Living lives of wasteful opulence and insensitive gluttony They did not deserve the terror of course but perhaps their servants and those who saw their flaunting of their wealth did not deserve their poverty ither and the family seem uite unable to acknowledge that and indeed the gratitude that they owe to the loyalty of their servants There are many xcellent reasons for reading The Hare with Amber Eyes Its author Edmund De Waal is known to the world as a fine ceramic artist whose is known to the world as a fine ceramic artist whose is widely shown in museums and galleries He is also an Cop Knowledge exceptionally fine writer bringing an artist s sensibility to this other medium a meticulous attention to the detail of language its rhythms and itsvocative potential Read the book for its Cultural Aesthetics exhaustive descriptions of interiors whether bel poue Paris or Wiener Werkstatt Vienna for itsvocations 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 Class and Conformity even also particularly as a personal journey anxploration into the complex world of family heritage and inheritanceI came to the book as the result of reading a column by Roger Cohen in Hunned the place set aside for him in the family business to make a study of art and of beautiful living An Descartes and His Contemporaries 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 closelynough 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 High Tide at Midnight 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 whoncouraged her in her poetryThe Anschluss changed th.
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