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Casa Boholana: Vintage Houses of Bohol

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Bohol has become nationally famous for its many well-preserved Spanish period churches. Add now another reason for visiting the island: its vintage houses from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These houses share the same gracious features that other Filipino houses of those periods also have. At the same time, as the reader soon discovers, they manifest subtle, stylistic details that are unusual in other provinces and that mark them as being truly of Bohol. The book visits several towns in the island, and narrates the history, attractions, and present condition of particular houses. The authors form a dream team: Czarina Salome, a Boholana, has a Ph.D in Sociaology while her husband, Eric Akpendonu, is a German architect specializing in heritage preservation.

-Fernando N Zialcita, Ph.D, Prof. of Anthropology, Author of Philippine Ancestral Houses


Lang: English