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Deco Decoded : Art Deco in the Philippines (DVD)

Author :  Gerard Lico (Narrated) Bambi Manosa-Tanjutco

Product Details

  • Country Philippines
  • Publisher National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila
  • FormatDVD
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2016
  • Bib. InfoDVD Video Includes Running Time: 60mins, approx.
  • Product Weight100 gms.
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Product Description

The documentary film Deco Decoded is an art historical project that narrates the post-colonial migrancy of the global aesthetic of art deco in the Philippines. Written and directed by Gerard Lico, the foremost critic and historian of architecture in these parts, the docu proposes to “decode” a movement whose decorative style had been misunderstood by pundits as conveniently premised on a concept of ornament merely supplementing the elegance if not the severity built into an infrastructure. While there is a semblance of allure in the idea, the code that such a reading exalts does ornament an insuperable disservice, only because the notion of supplementation that is at work here presupposes that even if the final appearance of beauty upon the decorated building might have been enhanced by what adorns it, the beautiful building is already complete even without embellishment. This premise does not pursue an argument for decor as principle of building.

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