- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press (November 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300178549
- ISBN-13: 978-0300178548
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 1.4 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World Hardcover – November 20, 2012
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Deborah Cullen is director of curatorial programs at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and editor of Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis (Yale). Elvis Fuentes is associate curator at El Museo del Barrio.
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Instead it is a well illustrated, lovely book based on an 2013 exhibit organized by El Museo del Barrio in New York featuring Caribbean Art. The book is disorganized, disjointed and jumps around from the poetic prose of Derek Walcott, historical chapters by different authors on different islands....Historical European depictions of plantation life., etc. There are 21 of these chapters. Many chapters do give examples and describe certain works of art. Sometimes a chapter includes illustrations that do not seem to pertain to that chapter or give any explanation of the illustration other than the artist, date, and media.
The last 100 pages are 20 excerpts of wonderful, fascinating writings by Sir Thomas More, Bartolome de las Casas, Jean Rhys,V.S. Naipaul, and many more familiar and unfamiliar authors.
I have been enjoying this book, however. One can pick it up and read a chapter or two, they are beautifully written and interesting, but it is not to be used as a reference or a study of "Caribbean Art".