Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World (Hardcover)

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By Deborah Cullen (Editor), Elvis Fuentes (Editor), Yolanda Wood (Contributions by), Derek Walcott (Prologue by), Alston Barrington Chevannes (Contributions by), Sergio Ramirez Mercado (Contributions by), Maryse Conde (Contributions by), Jorge Rigau (Contributions by), Gerald Alexis (Contributions by), David Boxer (Contributions by), Sally Price (Contributions by), Richard Price (Contributions by), Alvaro Medina (Contributions by), Katherine E. Manthorne (Contributions by), Jennifer Smit (Contributions by), Edward J. Sullivan (Contributions by), Lowery Stokes Sims (Contributions by), Krista Thompson (Contributions by), Rocio Aranda-Alvardo (Contributions by), Veerle Poupeye (Contributions by), Mari Carmen Ramírez (Contributions by)
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The first book to explore the entire range of modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean

Unprecedented in scope, this beautiful book offers an authoritative examination of the modern history of the Caribbean through its artistic culture. Featuring 500 color illustrations of artworks from the late 18th through the 21st century, the book explores modern and contemporary art, ranging from the Haitian revolution to the present.

Acknowledging both the individuality of each island, the richness of the coastal regions, and the reach of the Diaspora, Caribbean looks at the vital visual and cultural links that exist among these diverse constituencies. The authors examine how the Caribbean has been imagined and pictured, and the role of art in the development of national identity. Essays by leading scholars cover such topics as the interconnections between Caribbean artistic production to its colonial contexts; between various generations of artists; and between the so-called high and low arts and religion, music, and carnival celebrations. Primary source documents crucial to understanding the region provide an important complement.

Edited by Deborah Cullen and Elvis Fuentes, and featuring essays by Katherine Manthorne, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Lowery Stokes Sims, and Edward J. Sullivan, among many others, this book will serve as the definitive volume on Caribbean visual culture for many decades to come.

About the Author

Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and the director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300178548
ISBN-10: 0300178549
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Pages: 496
Language: English