The Life and Art of Isabelo Tampinco
A monograph on Isabelo Tampinco from the ArteFilipino series published by Vibal Foundation. Tampinco (1850 - 1933) is known for his carvings which adorned churches, public edifices, and homes, most notably the Church of San Ignacio in Intramuros. His world was that of the artists of the late 19th to early 20th century Quiapo and Sta. Cruz, who strove to be recognized among their European counterparts. Tampinco endeavored to create a distinct Filipino style by infusing his carvings and sculptures with native motifs like anahaw, areca palm, and bamboo, a style which would come to be known by his name. This book by Santiago Albano Pilar explores his life and the influences that shaped his life, with a comprehensive gallery of his extant works as welll as archival photographs of his lost masterpieces.
Vibal Foundation, Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 9 inches / 353 pages / Color