Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines during the Marcos Years 1965-1986
During their reign, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos brought about a cultural rebirth in a scale and magnitude never to be seen again in the country. This book by Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut examines how three institutions - the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Philippine High School for the Arts and the National Museum - served as institutions of patronage that were not only integral to the epic of nation building but also formed the iconography of the Marcos rule. The Marcos’ support of the arts and culture is not merely interpreted as a political propaganda but also as a spectacular performance, recasting themselves as the origin and apotheosis of the Philippines through monopoly of law, aesthetics and images.
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 176 pages / BW