By Bernard Leach

In our time, Bernard Leach has performed for pottery what Henry Moore has performed for scuplture. This... infinitely worthwhile e-book is an account of his pilgrimage via life.' Times

Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was once as well known in Japan and the East as in Europe and the USA, either as an artist-craftsman and as a philosopher. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient within the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of lifestyles - used to be a lodestar for lots of potters within the West.

Beyond East and West, first released in 1978, is greater than an autobiography. filled with sharply-etched and a laugh reminiscences, it includes a lot of Leach's deeper proposal and very much too in regards to the sensible program of his principles. Its recurrent topic is the assembly of East and West in any respect degrees - creative, cultural, social, political.

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