Dr. Raquel B. Florendo recently donated her book entitled, “Las Casas Bajo de las Campanas : a socio-cultural approach to the study of interior spaces of Principalia Dwellings in Vigan, Ilocos Sur (1800-1900)” to the University Library. It is published by UST Press in 2012.

Dr. Sarah B. Florendo

Dr. Raquel B. Florendo, Associate Professor, CTID, UPCHE

Dr. Florendo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design (CTID), College of Home Economics.

The book attempts to identify broad features and components of principalia houses of Vigan, Ilocos Sur and its plaza-oriented community; and discuss it in relation to Philippine culture. The author hopes to generate awareness of the intrinsic value of these principalia dwellings to Philippine art and history.

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