Saturday, September 27, 2014

Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo & The Generation of 1872

Title: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo & The Generation of 1872
Author: Alfredo Roces
Synopsis: On occasion, an artist happens to become very much a part of his times; a character on stage caught in the rush of events during which a chapter in the history of a nation is played out. Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo was one such artist. Born in Binondo, Manila in 1863, young Felix was a victim of events that culminated in the purge against reformists in 1872, and as well as a participant in the nationalist ferment generated by the young Illustrados who in the 1880s gained their tertiary education in Europe. Among his closest friends were national martyr Jose Rizal and the fiery painter Juan Luna. Contrary to current attitudes of contemporary historians who have popularized the theory that the Illustrado “betrayed” the nation to preserve their material status and that the masses were the only true patriots, painter-writer Alfredo Roces, lucidly presents historical evidence and fascinating narrative to piece together the image of the Illustrado, shaped by the trauma of 1872, as patriot and nationalist.
Year Published: c1995
ISBN: 971-1005-32-8
Format: Clothbound, dust jacket, glossy paper
Size: 12.3 x 10.3
No. of Pages: 320 pages
Condition: This book is brand new; no visible damage or shelf-wear; dust jacket is in great shape with no obvious wear; overall EXCELLENT condition.
Weight: 2,100 grams

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