Doris Duke's Shangri La by Sharon Littlefield

By Sharon Littlefield

Книга Doris Duke's Shangri l. a. Doris Duke's Shangri LaКниги Строительство Автор: Sharon Littlefield Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Doris Duke Страниц: forty five Размер: 6 ISBN: 0937426571 Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:* Islamic paintings* Duke, DorisHomes and hauntsHonoluluIslam and architecturePrivate collections

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Duke favored particular types of Islamic art, especially ceramics, which abound in both interior and exterior spaces at Shangri La. Ceramic vessels and tile panels constitute about one-fifth of the Shangri La collection. Mina’i-type bowls made in medieval Iran, fifteenth-century lusterware vessels from Spain, and Iznik plates produced in sixteenth-century Turkey are among the highlights of the ceramic collection. Large Iranian storage jars made as early as the eighth century are located in the central courtyard, adjacent to numerous Iranian tile panels including one hundred molded tiles from the thirteenth century and over two hundred underglazepainted tiles from the seventeenth century.

Visitors are then transported to Shangri La by minivan. On behalf of Shangri La, the Academy offers a wide range of educational programs on Islamic art and culture including temporary exhibitions, films and performances, festivals, lectures, and workshops. org>. For concourse, music, and rejoicing, H For contemplation’s lonely spell, A N Conversations grave, or lover’s shy disclosure KL Eyes hot-seared by desert glare Find healing in its velvet shade. D D Splashing fountains and rippling pools HONOLULU D O R I S ACADEMY F O U N D AT I O N F O R I S L A M I C A R T D U K E In cool retreats sore-wearied limbs restore, OF ARTS And tired hearts awake with joy once more.

Eight Zand and Qajar oil paintings and a large Qajar ceiling came from various New York sales. Adolpho Loewi of Venice provided her with over six hundred Iznik tiles. , which had purchased it from the former owner, Salar Jung of Hyderabad, India. A substantial portion of the collection was purchased at Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City. Although Duke had the resources to collect whatever was available, her vision of Shangri La was not limited to whatever happened to be for sale. Indeed, her approach to creating Shangri La was remarkably active and carefully considered.

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