Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tanaw: Perspectives on the bangko sentral ng Pilipinas Painting collection

Title: Tanaw: Perspectives on the bangko sentral ng Pilipinas Painting collection
Author: Jaime Laya, etc.
Synopsis: Tanaw transcends the traditional role of the art publication as catalogue and singleminded historical narrative. It views the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Painting Collection not simply as a cache of precious objects belonging to an institution, but, more importantly, as an invaluable social resource signifyimg the richness, diversity and sophistication of Philippine culture. In keeping with the mission and vision of the BSP to deliver “a high quality of life for all Filipions,” the book forsters national pride inasmuch as it serves as a catalust for interpersonal and cross-cultural engagement in an increasingly global environment.
Attuned to the openness and responsiveness of the times, and in order to reflect the complex realities that the collection and its audience must navigate today, Tanaw Proposes to advance a more dynamic, forward-looking agenda of critical discourse. In keeping with the many layers of meaning of the Filipino term tanaw – not only as “view”, but also as “act” and “way of seeing” – the book embraces a multiplicity of perspectives, foregrounding issues of diversity and representation, while at the same time reflecting on notions of ownership, and the relativity of value systems.
Year Published: 2005
ISBN: 971-93101-5-4
Format: Hardbound, glossy, w/ dust jacket and slip case
Size: 12.25 x 9.5
No. of Pages: 384
Condition: New
Weight: -

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HAC Code: -

Monday, September 29, 2014

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 8: The Period of Armed Struggle (1896-1900) Night of Heroes

Title: Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 8: The Period of Armed Struggle (1896-1900) Night of Heroes
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: This book is volume 8 of a 10 volume work published by Lahing Pilipino Publishing and edited by Alfredo Roces. This volume recounts the period of armed struggle in which a national identity painfully asserts itself in the battlefield; first raising in arms against a centuries-old colonizer and then desperately trying to repel a fresh world power. The Philippines was merely the last colony to slip fromSpain’s fist, but to the United States the archipelago in the Pacific was the first to bite on the apple of colonial adventure.
Year Published: c1978
ISBN: -
Format: Clothbound, bookpaper
Size: 11 x 8
No. of Pages: page 1,961 to 2,240
Condition: Dust jacket is in good shape with the exception of some water stains along the bottom; leaves are very fine and crisp with some light toning due to age; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: -

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 9: The American Period (1900-1941): Under the School Bells

Title: Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 9: The American Period (1900-1941): Under the School Bells
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: This book is volume 9 of a 10 volume work published by Lahing Pilipino Publishing and edited by Alfredo Roces. The armed resistance against the United States hopelessly lost, the Philippine struggle for independence shifts to a political arena. While Filipino political leaders fought for more and more autonomy; the Americans in turn worked on seducing the population, particularly the lower middle-class, to the American way of life. In the end, the Filipinos gained a formal guarantee of political independence; but massive foundations for economic and cultural domination had been laid by the Americans.
Year Published: c1978
ISBN: -
Format: Clothbound, bookpaper
Size: 11 x 8.2
No. of Pages: page 2,242 to 2,520
Condition: Dust jacket is slightly worn and has some water stains along the corners; covers are in good shape; first ten leaves or so are creased but are in otherwise very good, readable condition; the rest of the leaves are fine and crisp with some very light toning due to age; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: -

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 5: The Spanish Colonial Period (17th/18th Centuries) Bajo Las Campanas (Under the Church Bells)

Title: Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 5: The Spanish Colonial Period (17th/18th Centuries) Bajo Las Campanas (Under the Church Bells)
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: This book is volume 5 of a 10 volume work published by Lahing Pilipino Publishing and edited by Alfredo Roces The missionaries take over from the conquistadores. In order to consolidate the scattered native dwellings, the efforts of the religious are directed towards placing the new converts physically within the hearing and calls of the church bells, “bajo las Campanas” as the celebrated phrase goes.
Year Published: c1978
ISBN: -
Format: Hardbound, bookpaper,
Size: 11 x 8.5
No. of Pages: page 1,121 to 1,400
Condition: Dust jacket is slightly worn; some very light water damage; leaves are crisp with some toning due to age; overall GOOD condition Please see images for best description
Weight: 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0047

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 7: The Spanish Colonial Period (Late 19th Century): The Awakening

Title: Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 7: The Spanish Colonial Period (Late 19th Century): The Awakening
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: The winds of change had began to blow across the land. More and more the colonizers were resorting to repressive measures. The Guardia Civil became a dreaded martial symbol. Decades before the martyrdom of the three Filipino priests – Burgos, Gomez, and Zamora – spies, night arrests, and detentions in Fort Santiago had become an accepted part of colonial living. Those looked upon as “subversives” by the authorities were swiftly purged from the community through exile. The Filipino exile’s role in the history of the struggle for nationhood through different epochs has started.
Year Published: c1978
ISBN: -
Format: Clothbound, dust-jacket, book paper
Size: 11 x 8.2
No. of Pages: pages 1,682-1,960
Condition: Dust jacket has water stains by the corners; leaves are fine and crisp with some light toning due to age; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0047

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 6: The Spanish Colonial Period (18th/19th Centuries) Roots of National Identity

Title: Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation Vol. 6: The Spanish Colonial Period (18th/19th Centuries) Roots of National Identity
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: This book is volume 6 of a 10 volume work published by Lahing Pilipino Publishing and edited by Alfredo Roces. By the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Philippine colonial era exuded a graceful ambiance. Painting could lay claim to legitimate and distinct school, styled with the miniaturist’s light and delicate touch and profuse with details. Portraiture had come into its own, a departure from the religious subject matter of anonymous early painters. An academy of arts came into being. A Tagalog literature, using Roman alphabet in place of the indigenous script, flowered. The moro-moro became the popular entertainment; only at a much later phase was the zarzuela to intrude and challenge the moro-moro as a theatrical form. A religious folk theatre sinakulo thrived.
Year Published: c1978
ISBN: -
Format: Hardbound, bookpaper
Size: 11 x 8.2
No. of Pages: page 1,401 to 1,680
Condition: Dust jacket very slightly worn with some mild water damage in the corners; leaves are crisp with some toning due to age; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 1,100 grams

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HAC Code: -