Art Deco was the architectural and stylistic sensation of the 20th century. Originating in France, it spread across cities and towns around the world and reached the Philippines via the United States, where it flourished during the Commonwealth Era.
This book is a sequel to ArtPostAsia's 2009 publication Art Deco in the Philippines. It takes you on a grand tour of the rich Art Deco heritage around the country as it brings together a wide selection of audiences, commercial and entertainment buildings, religious edifices, as we as public and private facilities that were extensively documented in towns and cities across the archipelago.
Lavishly illustrated with over 500 colored and archival photos, DECO FILIPINO: ART DECO HERITAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES presents a visual catalog of contemporary architecture and design from 1925-1950. Through these structures, we learn about the life and times of an era collectively remembered with gilded nostalgia-set in the midst of a confident political transition, but also one at the cusp of an impending World War.
Author: Ivan Man Dy and Gerard Lico
Specifications: 8.25 x 11.69 inches