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Author Barringer, T. J.

Title Art and emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and his worlds / Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, and Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz ; with essays by Stephen Banfield ... [and others] ; with contributions by Graham C. Boettcher ... [and others].

Published New Haven : Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.7292074 BELI/ BARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 592 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour), music ; 32 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., Sept. 27-Dec. 30, 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 556-576) and index.
Contents Director's Foreword / Amy Meyers -- Map of Jamaica -- Chronology / Courtney J. Martin and Alexander Lee -- Introduction / Tim Barringer and Gillian Forrester -- Essays -- Sketches of Character -- Catalogue -- Appendix. Slave-owner Compensation to Sketches of Character Subscribers / Nicholas Draper.
Summary "This multidisciplinary volume chronicles the iconography of sugar, slavery, and the landscape of Jamaica from the beginning of British rule in 1655 to the aftermath of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. It provides new perspectives on art, music, religion, and performance in Jamaican society and highlights the role of artistic culture in the resistance mounted by the enslaved. Through its central figure, Jewish Jamaican artist Isaac Mendes Belisario (1795-1849), the book also offers new insight into the Jewish diaspora in the Caribbean." "At the book's core is Belisario's remarkable series of lithographs, Sketches of Character (1837- 38), the earliest visual representation of the Afro-Jamaican masquerade form Jonkonnu (or John Canoe)."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Forrester, Gillian.
Martinez-Ruiz, Barbaro.
Yale Center for British Art.
Subject Belisario, Isaac Mendes, 1795-1849. -- Exhibitions.
Slavery in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Jamaican -- Exhibitions.
Art, British -- Exhibitions.
Slavery -- Jamaica -- Exhibitions.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Jamaica -- Exhibitions.
Jamaica -- In art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780300116618 (alk. paper)
0300116616 (alk. paper)