Manila 1571 - 1898 Occidente en Oriente by Javier Aguilera Rojas
The desire to recover the common Hispanic-Filipino past is what has embarked on the same ship the different entities and people who participated in this exhibition. Conceived as a round trip from the Bay of Cádiz to the China Sea, the route followed is the one that the galleons of the Carrera de Indias carried out until the beginning of the 19th century. A long journey with a stopover in the American continent, opened by the determination and discovery of pilots and navigators, and consolidated by advances in shipbuilding, cartography and navigation techniques. The capital of the Philippine Archipelago, on the border of Asia, was between 1571 and 1898 a meeting point between Western Europe and Eastern culture.
On the primitive Maynila, an orderly city emerged at the end of the 16th century, drawn according to the checkerboard model implanted by the Spanish in the American continent. Inside and outside its fortified enclosure, along with the first stone buildings erected by the new settlers, the traditional indigenous cane and nipa farmhouse survives to contemporary times. At the same time, the combination of influences and constructive systems from Asia and the West gives way in the Islands to a singular architecture and a peculiarity of the decorative arts, which is illustrative of the fusion of trends
Ministry of development. CEDEX-CEHOPU / University of Alcalá, 1998 Madrid. 317p. Illustrated cover with flaps in very good condition. Abundant graphic documentation and Maps. Very Good Condition