Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World

By Deborah Cullen (Editor), Elvis Fuentes (Editor), Yolanda Wood (Contribution by), Derek Walcott (Prologue by), Alston Barrington Chevannes (Contribution by), Sergio Ramirez Mercado (Contribution by), Maryse Conde (Contribution by), Jorge Rigau (Contribution by), Gerald Alexis (Contribution by), David Boxer (Contribution by), Sally Price (Contribution by), Richard Price (Contribution by), Alvaro Medina (Contribution by), Katherine E Manthorne (Contribution by), Jennifer Smit (Contribution by), Edward J Sullivan (Contribution by), Lowery Stokes Sims (Contribution by), Krista Thompson (Contribution by), Rocio Aranda Alvardo (Contribution by), Veerle Poupeye (Contribution by), Mari Carmen Ramirez (Contribution by)

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 Ramirez, 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.


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About the Hardcover

Publisher Yale University Press
Publish date 11/20/2012
Pages 491
ISBN-13 9780300178548
ISBN-10 0300178549
Language English