Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities
Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Author: Herminia Meñez Coben
Book dimensions: 6 x 9 in
About the book
This book documents the ephemeral poetic and verbal traditions of ten Philippine indigenous communities, placing them in context and highlighting the key role of verbal artists therein.
A purely typographic approach was selected to capture the intangibility of verbal communication. At first glance, the cover is plain blue, but upon closer inspection, the cover text is surrounded by various snippets of indigenous chants and poetry, executed in spot lamination. It creates not just an understated visual effect, but a subtle tactile (i.e., sensory) experience as well.