In this anthology, B. Carlo M. Tadiar explores the realms of Philippine art, culture, and style. Spanning three decades of cultural commentary, the essays have been previously published in The Manila Chronicle, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Esquire, Forbes, and more.
Tadiar delves into the works of renowned Filipino artists – Roberto Chabet, Pacita Abad, Manuel Ocampo, Karen Ocampo Flores, and more – offering acute and witty analyses of their masterpieces. Not limited to art, his essays also touch on popular culture, travel, and everyday style, each piece illuminated by Tadiar’s unique perspective and critical, aesthetic sensibility.
Tadiar is a writer with a background in Humanities and Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. His career spans various notable publications, including being an editor for lifestyle sections, managing editor, and regular contributor to magazines.
Alfredo F. Tadiar Library Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 134 pages / Color