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March 12, 2012

Recommended Books for the promotion of Culture and Arts in the Philippines - Part 3

The Tinge of Red  (SB)
by Dr. Jesus T. Peralta
Traces the development of art in the Philippines beginning from the finding of a red smudge on a piece of earthenware vessel found in a Neolithic Age habitation in Tawi-Tawi.
Php 250.00
Tales from Lake Lanao and Other Essays  (SB)
by Nagasura T. Madale
Contains stories, riddles, songs and other literary works of the Maranao shared through the art of storytelling also known as Kapanutol.
Php 250.00

Soul Boats  (SB)
by Dr. Alfredo Evangelista
Contains anthropological essays analyzing studies on prehistoric death rituals, the role played by caves and rock shelters in Philippine culture-history. It also features an analysis of tuba-drinking and rice farming practices in a Tagalog community.
Php 250.00

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What is Philippine about Philippine Art and Other Essays (SB)
by Leonidas V. Benesa
Depicts the beginning of the Philippine contemporary art scene and introduction of new trends. It exposes thoughts, and philosophies that influenced modern-day visual artists.
Php 250.00
Philippine Archives Directory 2nd Edition (SB)
A listing of government, private institutions and local government agencies that are involved in archives preservation and management.
Php 300.00
Viva Kay Señor Santo Niño! (HB)
by Marcela Mijares Reyes-Tinagan
Highlights the evolution of the Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival in Aklan, a colorful festival in honor of the Child Jesus.
Php 500.00
PALETA 5: Handbook for Visual Artists (SB)
Learn about the art of printmaking, exhibiting abroad, and the role of the art critic. With essays from Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Patrick Flores, and Silvana Diaz.
Php 80.00

The Gold and Silver Collection (SB)
Details the centuries-old collection of religious art of San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the Philippines.

Available only at the San Agustin Museum. Call 526-6794.
WILA Chapbooks
Six chapbooks from the Women in Literary Arts (WILA) of Cebu, featuring poets Corazon Almerino, Ma. Paloma Alburo-Santiago, Charmaine Rallon, Jocelyn Pinzon, Dindin Villarino, and essayist Marlinda Angbetic Tan.
P80/poetry and P100/essay or P400 per set of 6 chapbooks
Tinuha: History in Philippine Literary Texts
Edited by Victor Sugbu
A collection of essays by some of the country’s foremost critics and writers that show approaches to problems of utilizing literary texts in revealing contingent realities about Philippine history. Each point of view is open to adventure. Each leads both scholar and critic right into the thickets and prickly brushes of literary and historical texts. In this way, they are able to identify the pivotal method and the literary subject they want to explore and resituate in a period of history.
Php 200.00

In Memory of a Talisman
The accompanying catalogue to the CCP exhibition of the works of the late Santiago Bose. In Memory features a critical essay from art critic Alice Guillermo and a touching personal sketch from the artist’s daughter, Lilledeshan, and former wife, Peggy Bose. Beautifully illustrated, the booklet celebrates the life and times of one of the art world’s most beloved figures.
Php 300.00
Pananaw 5 Philippine Journal of Visual Arts
Showcases Filipino visual arts as well as the artists through in-depth essays and reviews written by leading art critics.
Php 1,000.00
"Ubod," the chapbook series, is a project of the NCCA National Committee on Literary Arts by The National Commission for Culture and the Arts. It features first-time authors across the country and across several languages. It highlights the works of forty young authors.
Php 80.00

All titles are available at the NCCA. For orders, please contact Anvil Publishing, Inc at +632-7471624 or (local orders) and (international orders). Some titles are available at select National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches nationwide. For more information on the titles, please call the NCCA Public Affairs and Information at 527-5529 or send an email to

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