Doris Duke's Shangri La by Sharon Littlefield

By Sharon Littlefield

Книга Doris Duke's Shangri los angeles 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 artwork* Duke, DorisHomes and hauntsHonoluluIslam and architecturePrivate collections

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Shuzo Uemoto opposite Doris Duke, 1930s. Cecil Beaton/Courtesy of Sotheby’s London one gains a strong impression of Duke’s love for being engaged with life, for learning new skills, and for improving her mind and abilities. With both Islamic art and Hawai‘i, Duke probably saw an opportunity to immerse herself in new cultures. Shangri La allowed her to test her creative skills and collaborate with professional artisans, architects, and others whom she admired. As it was envisioned, built, and inhabited during Duke’s life, Shangri La probably supported all of these interpretations, and our understanding of it need not be limited to just one.

W. Robinson, “The Burlington House Exhibition of 1931: A Milestone in Islamic Art History,” in Discovering Islamic Art: Scholars, Collectors, and Collections, 1850–1950, ed. Stephen Vernoit (London: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2000), 148. 12 13 17 15 8 3 4 19 7 5 14 16 34. Translation of a letter to William Dodsworth from A. Rabenou, June 18, 1939. 6 35. Hibbard, “Shangri La,” 23–24. 36. See, for example, Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000), 52–53.

Iznik, turkey, c. 1580–85. 34. Chinese blue-and-white ceramics were enthusiastically collected at the Ottoman court. Local potters, particularly in the town of Iznik, soon began to produce comparable vessels. They experimented with design, shape, color, and materials, and ultimately produced a unique ceramic tradition that itself came to be imitated by others. ▼ Shuzo Uemoto Bowl. iran, late twelfth or early thirteenth century. 328. An unusual work of art, this bowl features two different potter’s techniques: luster and mina’i.

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