Photo: Getty / Gareth Cattermole.
Angharad Law meets with John Woo - director of big Hollywood action films including Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Mission Impossible II - to discuss his decision to leave America for China.
Islamic Art - Prof. Nasser D. Khalili
Photo shows bowl with a lion attacking a fox Syria (probably Euphrates potteries), 12th century AD.Khalili Collection Photo Gallery
Nearly 500 objects from the largest privately-owned collection of Islamic art in the world have been selected for a new show in Amsterdam. From very early, illustrated Qur'ans to sumptuous gold jewellery - the objects all reflect the refinement and grandeur of both religious and secular Islamic art. Anna visits Prof. Nasser D. Khalili at his London office to talk about his passion for Islamic art and the role of a collector.
Passion for Perfection: Islamic Art from the Khalili Collection is on show from 11 December 2010 to 17 April 2011 at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
To see some of the art from the exhibition - click on the photo gallery link below.
Read My Country - Turkey
Photo by Muammer Yanmaz.
Bestselling novelist Elif Shafak, the author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love, chooses three books to guide us round her home country, Turkey.
Her choices are...
The Clown and His Daughter by Halide Edip Adivar,
Subjects of the Sultan by Suraiya Faroqh,
Fragments of Culture, edited by Deniz Kandiyoti,
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