CCP launches 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines launches the second edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art with 12 volumes and a digital edition on Nov. 29 at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby in Pasay. (Photo by Deejae S. Dumlao/The Varsitarian)

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched the second edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art with 12 volumes and a digital edition last Nov. 29 at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby in Pasay.

The 12 volumes cover indigenous peoples of the Philippines, Architecture, Visual Arts, Film, Music, Dance, Theater, Broadcast Arts and Literature. Regalado Trota Jose, UST archivist and a commissioner for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, took part in the editing of the first edition and stressed the importance of the architecture volume in the future of Philippine art.

“Having this encyclopedia will help young architects know what authentic Filipino architecture is and what we should strive for,” Jose said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

Nicanor Tiongson, the editor in chief of the encyclopedia stressed that an encyclopedia is never truly finished but is a work in progress, comparing it to artists who are honing their craft and researchers continuing to expand their bodies of work.

“With this being in the works for five years, this edition being digital gives us access to edit and input information annually,” Tiongson said in his speech.

The digital edition features a variety of images and audiovisual clips, tools designed for assisting readers in navigating through volumes, and offline and online versions with organized content for classroom use.

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