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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

By: De Waal, Edmund

Price: $3.20

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2010

Seller ID: 1654

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots? Which are then sold, collected, and handed on? He has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal disc... View more info

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The Picasso Papers

By: Krauss, Rosalind E.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1: 1998

Seller ID: 887

Was Picasso a modern Midas who not only turned the trash of everyday life into the gold of Cubist collage but also gave new value to the work of Old Masters? Or was he a monster counterfeiter who mercilessly raided the styles of others? In The Picasso Papers, Rosalind Krauss suggests that the reason we still ask these questions is that modernism itself is a hall of mirrors in which "counterfeit" and "genuine" both reflect the same condition. Krauss brings Picasso's pasti... View more info