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DORIS DUKE'S SHANGRI LA: A HOUSE IN PARADISE -- ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND ISLAMIC ART. Ed. by Thomas Mellins and Donald Albrecht. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2012. Organized by Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu. Published by Skira Rizzoli, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 234 pp. with 234 ills. (178 col.). 32 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780847838950 In English.
This lavishly illustrated volume accompanied the first traveling exhibition to focus on Shangri La, the Islamic-style mansion outside Honolulu built in the late 1930s by American art collector and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993), featuring numerous archival and contemporary photographs of the estate's interiors and landscapes along with documentation of many of the Islamic art objects and furnishings housed there; includes exhibited works by Walid Raad, Shahzia Sikander and four other artists of Islamic descent who were invited to create work inspired by their recent experiences as artists-in-residence at Shangri La.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Several Media
Plans: 70,01,06,07,08,17
Worldwide Number: 034745
Hardcover $55.00    

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