Leonidas V. Benesa's 'Okir: The Epiphany of Philippine Graphic Art' is an in-depth survey on the tradition of graphic art and printmaking in the Philippines, which traces its roots from the early Maranao practice of okir or ‘carving on wood.’ The book serves as a comprehensive resource on the development of printmaking in the Philippines. With more than 100 illustrations of graphic prints—ranging from 18th-century copper prints to early maranao okirs, from the etchings of Juvenal Sanso to the woodcuts of Lao Lianben, Okir stands as a definitive collection and testament to graphic art and printmaking’s place in Philippine art.
Interlino Printing Co., Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 8.75 inches / 165 pages / BW, Color
One copy only. Previously owned, with stamp, otherwise good condition.