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  • 30th January 2013

Doris Duke’s Shangri La, A House in Paradise

From Jali doors and windows commissioned from Delhi to early 18th century wood panels from Damascus, Syria,  Doris Duke’s, “Spanish-Moorish-Persian-Indian complex” successfully integrated architecture and interiors from India, Iran, Morocco and Syria with a large collection of Islamic art.

This book is a glorious feast of 17th century Iranian tile-panels, mother-of-pearl Syrian trunks and Indian suzani textiles.  One can get lost in the colors and patterns for hours.  It’s perfect company for anyone especially after a harrowing day of traffic and carpool—made better with a cup of Turkish tea and a rose-water infused biscuit.

Doris Duke's Shangri La

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Doris Duke's Shangri La A House in Paradise

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Doris Duke Dining Area

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Doris Duke

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Amazon.com, $34.65

 

 

Pool Doris Duke Shangri La

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Doris Duke's Shangri La Book

 


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