Endangered Splendor: Manila’s Architectural Heritage, 1571–1960
- About the Book
- About the Author(s)
Fernando Nakpil Zialcita, AuthorFernando Nakpil Zialcita is a philosopher (MA Ateneo de Manila University) and a cultural anthropologist (MA, PhD University of Hawai’i) by training, he has batted for the conservation of heritage, particularly in architecture. With Martin I. Tinio Jr., he wrote Philippine Ancestral Houses (1980) to highlight the significance of our traditional urban houses as uniquely Filipino; he assembled essays by various scholars into Quiapo: Heart of Manila (2006) to reveal the diversity of the district’s heritage; he wrote Authentic Though Not Exotic: Essays on Filipino Identity (2005) to highlight the dynamism of Filipino culture. He has worked with advocacy groups, both national and local, in campaigns to conserve urban ensembles like Vigan. He is connected with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Sociology and Anthropology where he set up the Cultural Heritage Studies Program.
Erik Akpendonu, AuthorErik Akpendonu is an art and architecture teacher at the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Fine Arts, he studied architecture at Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany. Working in architectural bureaus in Germany, West Africa, and Malaysia, he participated in various construction projects in those countries and in the Middle East. As Research Associate at the Ateneo Institute of Philippine Culture, he has been conducting extensive surveys of historic Filipino architecture, first in Bohol, and later in Metro Manila as Project Manager of the Architectural Heritage of Manila Project. He has published extensively on heritage, culture, urbanism, and architecture, and is co-author (with Czarina Saloma) of Casa Boholana: Vintage Houses of Bohol (2011). As a Trustee and Treasurer of ICOMOS Philippines, he actively advocates the appreciation and preservation of the Philippines` rich built heritage.
Victor S. Venida, Author