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Caribbean : art at the crossroads of the world

Author: Deborah Cullen; Elvis Fuentes Rodríguez; Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.); Queens Museum of Art.; Studio Museum in Harlem.
Publisher: New York : El Museo del Barrio in association with Yale University Press, ©2012.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cullen; Elvis Fuentes Rodríguez; Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.); Queens Museum of Art.; Studio Museum in Harlem.
ISBN: 9780300178548 0300178549
OCLC Number: 759174501
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Caribbean: crossroads of the world," organized by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition is presented at El Museo del Barrio from June 12, 2012-January 6, 2013; at Queens Museum of Art from June 17, 2012-January 6, 2013; and at The Studio Museum in Harlem from June 14, 2012-October 21, 2012"--Page [6].
Description: 491 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
Contents: The Antilles : fragments of epic memory (1993) / Derek Walcott --
Crossroads, crossings, and the cross / Elvis Fuentes --
Lands of the Atlantic / Maryse Conde --
Sweet destiny : Anglo-American traveler-artists in the Caribbean, 1714-1898 / Katherine Manthorne --
The Caribbean in the hour of Haiti / Gerald Alexis --
Maroons in Suriname and French Guiana / Richard Price, Sally Price --
Invisible Caribbean : a view from central America (2008) / Virginia Perez-Ratton --
On the founders of art in the Caribbean / Alvaro Medina --
Curacao : hub in the Caribbean / Jennifer Smit --
Jamaican art and the changing national imaginary : from the affirmative to the critical / Veerle Poupeye --
Introducing fifteen intuitives (1987) / David Boxer --
Surrealism in the Caribbean : the art and politics of liberation at the crossroads of the world / Lowery Stokes Sims --
Out of the shadows : the Harlem Renaissance and New York's Afro-Caribbean diaspora / Deborah Cullen --
Notes on Asian invisibility in the Caribbean / Hitomi Iwasaki, Herb Hoi Chun Tam --
A dark animal dressed in sequins / Sergio Ramirez Mercado --
On masking and performance art in the postcolonial Caribbean / Krista Thompson --
The body in Caribbean art / Rocio Aranda-Alvarado --
Visual Caribbean : images and imaginaries / Yolanda Wood Pujols --
Displaying the Caribbean : thirty years of exhibitions and collecting in the United States / Edward J. Sullivan --
Caribbean discourse : selected essays (1991) / Edouard Glissant. A fruitful and pleasant work of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia (1516) / Sir Thomas More --
A short account of the destruction of the Indies (1552) / Bartolome de las Casas --
Le code noir (1687) / King Louis XIV --
Narrative of a five years expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam (1790) / John Gabriel Stedman --
Sab (1841) / Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneday y Arteage --
The abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico and the radical and monarchical goverment of Spain (1872) / Ramon Emeterio Betances --
Words in the tropics (1932) and elegy for Jesus Menendez (1951) / Nicolas Guillen --
The black Jacobins (1938) / C.L.R. James --
Cuban counterpoint : tobacco and sugar (1940) / Fernando Ortiz --
Mamita Yunai (1941) / Carlos Luis Fallas --
The great camouflage (1945) / Suzanne Cesaire --
Notebook of a return to the native land (1939/1947) / Aime Cesaire --
The kingdom of this world (1949) / Alejo Carpentier --
The middle passage : the Caribbean revisited (1962) / V.S. Naipaul --
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) / Jean Rhys --
The airbus (1984) / Luis Rafael Sanchez --
Rastafari : roots and ideology (1994) / Barry Chevannes --
The repeating island : the Caribbean and the postmodern perspective (1992) / Antonio Benitez Rojo --
Light at the edge of the world (2001) / Wade Davis --
Brother, I'm dying (2007) / Edwidge Danticat.
Responsibility: [editors, Deboran Cullen, Elvis Fuentes].


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