Private Collections - Bayanihan by Carlos "Botong" Francisco
Publish Date: October 20, 2009
Category: Art Collecting– Private Art Collection –
Filipino Art Collectors
Trim Size: 29.21 (height) x 27.94 (width) CM
Pages: 364 PP
Author: Christiane L. de la Paz
Price: Php 9,000.00
About the Book
■ 1, 111 artworks drawn from the art collections of 30 Filipino art collectors. 30 art collections, 30 essays of formation, progression and completion
■ Six surveyed and chosen book covers present a unique mode of art book presentation and is thoughtfully designed to give the book a truly unique identity. Limited to 1000 copies; each of six covers has only 166 copies in print.
■ Accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM which contains trivia about each collector, artworks and portraits of artists covered in the book.
■ Amply illustrated with artworks, majority of these are never before seen and documented. Packed with many references on the works of the masters, established and emerging artists. An up-to-date and representative sample of Philippine modern and contemporary art.
■ Delineates that fine art is not limited to traditional paintings and sculptures; lithographs, prints, drawings, comics, photographs, glass, ceramics, potteries, embroidery and stained glass all included.
■ Thirty art collectors are featured individually; their brief biographies and stories of their acquisitions reveal their colorful histories, personalities, knowledge, tastes, methods in collecting and skillfully explain their reasons for collecting.
■ Art collectors in the book are chosen and organized into three main chapters based on the criteria set by the author.
■ Essays are concise and readable and are written in a way that has not been attempted in past publications and which other authors have ignored or simply passed over.
■ Explores the idea that an art collection is an extension of oneself.
■ Emphasizes that private art collecting has a beginning, middle and end stages and that it has a destiny – for the education and enjoyment of public.
■ An insightful reference book for art students to pursue further research about private art collecting in the Philippines.
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