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CCP’s 12-volume encyclopedia of Philippine art history and culture is now online

CCP’s 12-volume encyclopedia of Philippine art history and culture is now online


Did you know that a comprehensive Encyclopedia of Philippine Art exists? It’s a 12-volume print edition that contains over 5,000 entries featuring essays on art history, forms and types of arts, and aspects of production, major works, biographies of artists and profiles of organizations. The essays are accompanied by over 3,500 photos and illustrations. 

According to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)’s website, the 12 volumes cover the peoples of the Philippines, architecture, visual, arts, films, music, theater, broadcast arts and literature. “This information resource was put together by more than 500 respected scholars, experts, researchers and writers from leading universities and research institutions,” the CCP adds.

Originally published in 1994 with a 10-volume edition, the set was released for a second edition in 2018 with two more volumes.

Photo courtesy of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

It is currently available for order through the CCP for P51,750 for the full set.

Here’s another fact you may not have known: CCP is making the books and its contents accessible online starting today, Nov. 18 through a subscription-only website.

Photo grabbed from the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Facebook video

The CCP is also giving away a free two-month subscription to five lucky winners at today’s digital launch happening at CCP’s Facebook livestream at 12 p.m.

Learn more by visiting CCP’s Facebook page.



Header images courtesy of CCP

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Writer: CHRISTIAN SAN JOSE © 2020. Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc.