In this book, Santiago Albano Pilar explores the life of Isabelo Tampinco (1850-1933), his accomplishments in art, and the influences that molded his style. The sculptures and carvings he created adorned many churches, public edifices, and homes - in particular, the church of San Ignacio in Intramuros, which showcased his woodwork. Tampinco endeavored to create a distinct Filipino style by infusing his carvings and sculptures with local motifs, notably the nahaw, areca palm, and bamboo. This book contains a comprehensive gallery of his extant works, as well as archival photographs of his lost masterpieces, which have been destroyed during the war.
Vibal Foundation, Philippines
Softcover / 12 x 9 inches / 91 pages / BW, Color