Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival

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Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival

Christopher Benfey’s “Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay,” a book about earthen vases, epic voyages and ancestral blood. Part memoir, part family saga, part travelogue, part cultural history, it takes readers on a peripatetic ramble across America and beyond, paying calls on Cherokee potters, Bauhaus craftsmen, colonial clay-diggers and the author’s brick-mason grandfather.