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NOVEMBER 2017 VOLUME CLXXXVI No– 658

Cover Dragon tile (one of 20), Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century, Shanxi province, ceramic, 39  244cm (total). British Museum, London Photo: Ben Blossom; © Trustees of the British Museum See feature on pp. 76–81

APOLLO NOVEMBER 2017

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17 Editor’s Letter

Ivory matters 18 Agenda

November highlights 25 Diary

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz on the art of Indian medicine 29 Letter

Sophie Richard in Tokyo 32 Architecture

Gavin Stamp on the career of J.L. Pearson 35 Q&A

Susan Philipsz on staging her new sound work at BALTIC 40 Inquiry

Christopher de Bellaigue on the revival of Ottomanism in Turkey 46 Asian Art in London Preview

Matthew Wilcox selects his highlights of the event p. 25

Features 52 A Family Affair

Gabriel and Ann Barbier-Mueller show Susan Moore their vast collection of Samurai armour 60 New Perspectives

Lidija Haas talks to R.H. Quaytman about abstract painting, photography, and female agency 68 The Business of Luxury

Edwin Heathcote considers the impact of the Wiener Werkstätte on modern design 76 The China Collectors

Stacey Pierson on the historical collectors who contributed to the British Museum’s holdings of Chinese art

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