The Imperial Tapestry: American Colonial Architecture in the Philippines
Imperial architecture is both a style and a political symbol. Characterized by grand, regal, and pompous designs, it conveys the image of America as an aggressive and intimidating ruler, and to this day displays power and prestige. In this book, Norma I. Alarcon, investigates the symbols, meanings, significance, aesthetic influence and cultural impact of American colonial architecture in the Philippines. Alarcon provides a brief history of American architecture beginning with the 17th century until the Georgian and Neo-classical style of the 18th century, which forged the look of colonial architecture. A photo gallery of the American colonial buildings and imperial structures in the Philippines is included in the book.
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Philippines
Softcover / 10 x 8.5 inches / 76 pages / BW