A documentary on the history of the Art Deco movement in the Philippines written and directed by Gerard Lico, it narrates the homecoming of the second generation of Filipino architects from their overseas studies such as Andres Luna de San Pedro, Pablo Antonio, Fernando Ocampo, and Juan F. Nakpil, which spurred a new style in the 1920s. Armed with innovative ideas and novel ways of utilizing non-classical ornaments that were in fashion in Europe and America, they challenged the dominance of Beaux Arts neoclassicism in the country and steered Philippine architecture to a new direction.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippines
DVD, Running time approx. 60 mins.