Doris Duke's Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Doris Duke's Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art


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This inspiring book accompanies the first traveling exhibition about Doris Duke's estate Shangri La and its influential synthesis of modernist architecture and Islamic art and design. Situated on five acres of terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu's Diamond Head, Shangri La was the idyllic paradise of philanthropist Doris Duke, reflecting her personal passion for the art, architecture, and design of the Islamic world. The estate incorporates unique architectural features, such as carved marble doorways, jalis, and floral ceramic tiles, and the decor includes artifacts, such as silk textiles, jewel-toned chandeliers, and gilt and coffered ceilings, many collected during her travels. This volume presents an exclusive tour of Shangri La's breathtaking interiors and landscape, including the splendid furnishings and art. Archival photographs of Duke and friends as well as correspondence and drawings provide a view into a lifestyle defined by the highest sense of aesthetics. Doris Duke's Shangri La is sure to inspire both art and design lovers.

Title: Doris Duke's Shangri-La: A House in Paradise: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Author: Donald Albrecht [Editor]; Donald Albrecht [Contributor]; Thomas Mellins [Editor]; Thomas Mellins [Contributor]; Tim Street-Porter [Photographer]; Deborah Pope [Foreword]; Linda Komaroff [Contributor]; Keelen Overton [Contributor]; Sharon Littlefield Tomli

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli Publications: 2012-09-04

ISBN/UPC Number: 0847838951

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780847838950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780847838950

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