Primarily a study of the trajectory of Philippine abstraction in painting and film, Jonathan Beller's book examines the works of H.R. Ocampo, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, and Emmanuel Garibay and how they aspired to establish the presence of the modern in the traditional, and the global in everyday, material experiences. The book is divided into three key historical moments: Neorealism, Socialist Realism, and Syncretic Realism, and explores the various visual transformations during these periods.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 325 pages / BW