Containing over 600 new and 160 archival photographs, Philippine Church Facades is the largest visual compendium of Philippine churches built between 1565 and 1898. The 160 churches featured in the book come from practically all regions of the Philippines, from Luzon to Mindanao. A glossary of architectural terms appended on the book guides readers in studying these churches, while archival photos that parallel contemporary colored photos help them assess the improvement or havoc wrought on the churches in the last 100 years.
Philippine Church Facades is a major reference work not only for those interested in ecclesiastical and architectural works, but also for ordinary Filipinos, who will enjoy the many architectural delights that their ancestors have lovingly preserved through 400 years despite fire, flood, typhoon, earthquake, war and other calamities. The book stands as a testament to the Philippines’ enduring cultural heritage, a triumphant reminder of the Filipino religious resolve in the face of adversity.