Edmund De Waal Letters to Camondo

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. The UK hardback edition was published on 22 April '21.

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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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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: 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.

Stone for two hands and water high
Video: Jemima Johnson

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

Tacet benches
Photography: New Art Centre

Following on from the exhibition, tacet, last year, 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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On view: Where to see works by Edmund de Waal.

river snow
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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Photography: Edward Park

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.