Monday, September 22, 2014

The Struggle for Philippine Art

Title: The Struggle for Philippine Art
Author: Purita Kalaw-Ledesma and Amadis Ma. Guerrero
Synopsis: The Struggle for Philippine Art, the book which Ledesma and Amadis Guerrero co-authored in 1974 comprehends Ledesma’s vision. This book is requisite reading as it outlines the difficulties in the Philippine art scene back in the day and how these setbacks were managed when artists at that time had yet to earn even the basic recognition as, Ledesma and Guerrero have written, “respectable” members of society. Looking at how artists are today held in such high esteem and earning adequately (even highly), it seems that the Philippine art scene has progressed significantly from the time the AAP was founded over 60 years ago. In reading the book, however, it seems inescapably that many of the issues present in the art scene then are still issues that are at hand now, albeit perhaps in different forms. Reviewing some of these issues seems to be a worthy endeavor if only to remind ourselves that, for the Philippine art scene, there is still a lot more work to be done.
Year Published: c1974
ISBN: -
Format: Hardbound, bookpaper
Size: 11.2 x 9.1
No. of Pages: 202 pages
Condition: Covers are in very fine shape; cover text is slightly rubbed; edges and corners are fine with no bumps; pages are crisp with some minor toning; overall VERY GOOD condition.
Weight: 1.3 kilograms

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HAC Code: -

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