About the book:
This volume examines the process of urban transformation at the turn of the twentieth century in the Philippines, focusing in particular on Cebu. Based on the author’s doctoral dissertation, the book looks at the changes in urban plans and buildings designed and built before and after the administrative transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. In doing so, it explores the implications brought about by these changes and the role that architecture played. Through a survey of the literature and fieldwork, this monograph searches for the characteristics of American-period Philippine society as reflected in architecture as well as the potentials for this then-emerging profession in a period of reform and renewal.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 178 x 254mm
About the author:
Kiyoko Yamaguchi was born in 1976 in Shiga, Japan. She has B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and after conducting one-year fieldwork in Cebu, she earned Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies from Kyoto University. She taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for seven years before settling down in Kyoto as a watercolor artist in 2014.