Shangri La in New York at The Museum of Arts and Design

Shangri La in New York at The Museum of Arts and Design

After a slushy, rainy day here in New York, I thought it would be fun to head to the blue skies of Doris Duke’s Shangri La in Honolulu, Hawaii. Currently on view at New York’s Museum of Arts and DesignDoris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art feels like a little mini escape to paradise. On view through February 17, 2013, the photographs and objects, as well as the art that Shangri La has inspired, will cure any a gray day.

 

 

The Playhouse at Shangri La, overlooking the Pacific Ocean Tim Street-Porter

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © Tim Street-Porter 2011. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Syrian Room at Shangri La, Honolulu Tim Street-Porter

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © Tim Street-Porter 2011 . Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Living room at Shangri La Tim Street-Porter
PHOTO CREDIT: © Tim Street-Porter 2011. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Doris Duke and James Cromwell pose by the Jali Paviliion at Shangri La A photo shoot by Martin Munkacsi; Select photos from the shoot appeared in Life Magazine, March 20, 1939.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

 

 

Doris Duke Photo by Martin Munkacsi, 1939.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

 

 

Mosaic tile panel in the form of a gateway, Iran, probably nineteenth century
Stonepaste monochrome-glazed, assembled as mosaic; On Shangri La’s dining room Ianai

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Street Porter.

 

 

Drawing of a scheme for Shangri La’s living room, May 1937. P. Vary, S.A.L.A.M. René Martin 18 x 24 ½ in.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Conceptual drawing of Playhouse at Shangri La, ca. 1936. H. Drewry Baker, Wyeth & King, Architects 14 ¼ x 28 in

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Shangri La Historical Archives, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

“Heart Axe” (detail) Afruz Amighi, woven polyethylene and plexi glass, 96″h x 68″w, 2011.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Afruz Amighi.

 

 

Tile panel, Turkey, possibly Istanbul, ca. 1650.  Stonepaste: underglaze painted, 44 x 10 ½ in.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © 2003 David Franzen.

 

 

Tent panel with Qur’anic inscription, Egypt, Cairo, nineteenth century. Cotton appliqué 153 x 68 1/2 in

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © 2006 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Tent panel with Qur’anic inscription, Egypt, Cairo, nineteenth century. Cotton appliqué 153 x 68 1/2 in

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © 2006 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

Pierced metal lamp in front of the wood grill, custom-made in Morocco in 1937-38 Screening central courtyard from foyer at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Honolulu, with view overlooking the Pacific Ocean; Tim Street-Porter

 

PHOTO CREDIT: © Tim Street-Porter. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

 

 

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, photo by Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.

 

 

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House in Paradise can be found here, through Rizzoli New York.

One Comment

  • by botanicart, post on | Reply

    Beautiful images !!! Thinking of the sun right now!! Our days here in Berlin aren’t better….No snow yet, but rain, dark clouds and cold.

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