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JUNE 2015

Cover news: Nepal's Great Tragedy

Profile: The photographer Lalla Essaydi documents the life of Arab women in her beautifully crafted photographs. Go East, an exhibition of Southeast Asian art drawn from the collection of Gene and Brian Sherman, which is currently on show at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales. The temple gardens of Japan with special reference to Kyoto. The temples of Pagan in Myanmar. 19th century photographs of Asia – the life and times of Captain Linneus Trip, on show at the V&A in London. A journey through Moorish Spain. The Lingnan School - modern Chinese painting in Paris. Arts of the Deccan on show in New York at the Met. London Fairs in June. Gallery shows. Islamic Arts Diary. Plus our usual monthly features – News in Brief, Islamic Arts Diary, auction previews and reviews, museum exhibition reviews, fairs, and comprehensive listings.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: The Unknown Victorian Photographer
CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIP carved a particular niche in the history of 19th-century photography documenting aspects of southern Indian and Burmese culture. As an officer in the British army, operating unde...
Nature Tamed: Impressions of Japanese Gardens
HAVING LOOKED AT many gardens around the world and pottered about in my own for a decade or two, I have come to feel that those of Japan and the British Isles seem to best delight the eye and stimulat...
Profile: Lalla Essaydi
HAVING GROWN UP  in Morocco, lived in Saudi Arabia, which was then followed by studies in France and the US, Lalla Essaydi finds herself in a unique position to create work about women in the Ara...
Sultans of Deccan India 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy
DECCAN ART IS having a breakout year. Although it opened on 20 April at the Met, curator Dr Navina Najat Haider has been compiling, researching, and anticipating Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Op...
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