Edmund de Waal letters to Camondo editions

Letters to Camondo, Edmund de Waal's latest book, is a haunting sequence of imagined letters to the Count de Camondo – the owner of a Parisian palace filled with beautiful objects, turned into a memorial for his lost son. Hardback editions now published in France, UK, USA and the Netherlands.

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Following the publication of Lettres à Camondo, the Musée Nissim de Camondo will stage an exhibition of new installations by de Waal made especially for its rooms and collections. Opening 7 October 2021.

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The Hare with Amber Eyes exhibition opens this winter at The Jewish Museum in New York, 19 Nov 2021 - 15 May 2022

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Eine STADT. Ein BUCH. 2021, Vienna. On 11 November, 100,000 copies of Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen, the German edition of de Waal's celebrated family memoir, will be given away across Vienna.

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Henry Moore's hands, 1934. Originally reproduced within the Unit One book accompanying the group exhibition. Photo: Thea Struve. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore, open 19 May - 31 October 2021 at the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green. A new exhibition, curated by de Waal, exploring the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Moore's art.

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Edmund de Waal discusses the preparations for the forthcoming exhibition at the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, with In The Studio, on the BBC World Service.

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As part of the forthcoming exhibition at the Henry Moore Foundation, opening 19 May, Edmund de Waal has made a ’tsukubai’ - a hand-washing basin traditional to Japanese Zen gardens.

A short introduction to Edmund de Waal's Letters to Camondo.

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Photography: Alzbeta Jaresova

sukkah (2019), originally created for a synagogue in the Venetian Ghetto as part of de Waal's installation psalm, is currently on loan to Canterbury Cathedral.

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Photography: New Art Centre

Following on from the exhibition, tacet in 2020, de Waal's series of Hornton stone benches of the same name are now installed in the grounds of the New Art Centre, Wiltshire.

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Photography: Edward Park

Explore the archive of de Waal's writing on subjects including his own work, craft, white and his memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, and his new book Letters to Camondo.

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On view: Where to see works by Edmund de Waal.

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Reference: River Snow by Liu Tsung-yuan (773-819), translated by Wai-lim Yip (ed. & translator) in Chinese Poetry: An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997) p. 234

cold mountain clay: a recent solo exhibition at Gagosian, Hong Kong.

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Photography: Alzbeta Jaresova

some winter pots: a recent exhibition at Gagosian, London, of pots made during lockdown.

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Published by the British Museum to accompany the most recent installation of Edmund de Waal's library of exile, this new book includes texts by de Waal, Hartwig Fischer and Elif Shafak. You can explore the holdings of the library of exile through an online catalogue which is continually updated with new books. You are invited to send in your own title suggestions via the Suggestions Box.