About the book:
The whole collection has increased its value, but more importantly represent the finest examples of the way we lived from pre-Hispanic time to the colonial era. Its five chapters, written by respected scholars in their particular fields of expertise, include pre-Hispanic earthenware, colonial jewelry, traditional dress and colonial furniture.
Publisher: Studio 5 Designs
Publication Date: 2017
Format: Hardcover(with slipcase)
Size: 245x 320mm
About the authors:
Ramon N. Villegas has written extensively on Philippine culture, art and history for prestigious publications here and abroad. He has also participated in the cataloguing and appraisal of important art collections including those of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the National Historical Commission, the Lopez Museum and Library, among others.
Corazon S. Alvina was director of the National Museum of the Philippines, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila where she also curated several exhibitions. Her international curatorial engagements included co-curating Philippine exhibitions a the Asian Art Museum and the Musée du quai Branly. Alvina chaired the Asia-Europe Museums network under the aegis of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Esperanza Gatbonton is a writer and researcher on Philippine Culture. She works in restoration and conservation projects, and was Consultant for Management and Administration of the Intramuros Administration. She has taught at the University of the Philippines and at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School. She also served as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the Southeast Asian Ministry of Education Organization in Archeology and the Fine Arts.
Martin I. Tinio Jr is a scholar who specializes in antiques, genealogy, history, architecture, cuisine and gardens. He is co-author of Philippine Ancestral Houses.
Cynthia O. Valdes has written numerous articles in international publications on ceramics, stoneware and earthenware in the Philippines during pre-Hispanic times. She has also participated in conferences and symposia in prestigious institutions such as the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.