Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds [2007]

£70.00 Out Of Stock

Product description

Published in 2007 by Yale University Press. Richly illustrated throughout, in colour.

Coinciding with the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade, this multi-disciplinary volume chronicles the iconography of sugar, slavery, and the topography of Jamaica from the beginning of British rule in 1655 to the aftermath of emancipation in the 1840s.
Focusing on the visual and material culture of slavery and emancipation in Jamaica, it offers new perspectives on art, music, and performance in Afro-Jamaican society and on the Jewish diaspora in the Caribbean.
Central to the book is Sketches of Character (1837 38) a remarkable series of lithographs by the Jewish Jamaican artist Isaac Mendes Belisario, the earliest visual representation of the masquerade form Jonkonnu.
Innovative scholarship traces the West African roots of Jonkonnu through its evolution in Jamaica and continuing transformation today; offers a unique portrait of Jamaican culture at a pivotal historical moment; and provides a new model for interpreting the visual culture of empire.

In excellent condition, almost 'as new'. Slight creasing to the bottom edges of the dust jacket, with a small rubbing tear on the bottom corner on the rear flap. Clean and fresh with a tight binding.

Item details

PLU:
0
Added value:
Richly Illustrated
Author(s):
Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, & Barbara Martinez-Ruiz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31cm x 23cm x 5.5cm. 2.9kg.
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300116616
ISBN-13:
9780300116618
Number of pages:
592
Publisher:
Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press
Title:
Art and Emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds

Sold Out

We're sorry to say this item has now sold out.

There are over 100,000 more items in stock. Start browsing with our suggestions below.

About this item

Published in 2007 by Yale University Press. Richly illustrated throughout, in colour.

Coinciding with the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade, this multi-disciplinary volume chronicles the iconography of sugar, slavery, and the topography of Jamaica from the beginning of British rule in 1655 to the aftermath of emancipation in the 1840s.
Focusing on the visual and material culture of slavery and emancipation in Jamaica, it offers new perspectives on art, music, and performance in Afro-Jamaican society and on the Jewish diaspora in the Caribbean.
Central to the book is Sketches of Character (1837 38) a remarkable series of lithographs by the Jewish Jamaican artist Isaac Mendes Belisario, the earliest visual representation of the masquerade form Jonkonnu.
Innovative scholarship traces the West African roots of Jonkonnu through its evolution in Jamaica and continuing transformation today; offers a unique portrait of Jamaican culture at a pivotal historical moment; and provides a new model for interpreting the visual culture of empire.

In excellent condition, almost 'as new'. Slight creasing to the bottom edges of the dust jacket, with a small rubbing tear on the bottom corner on the rear flap. Clean and fresh with a tight binding.

PLU:
0
Added value:
Richly Illustrated
Author(s):
Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, & Barbara Martinez-Ruiz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
31cm x 23cm x 5.5cm. 2.9kg.
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300116616
ISBN-13:
9780300116618
Number of pages:
592
Publisher:
Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press
Title:
Art and Emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 14 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy All returns must be made within 30 days of receipt.



Courier delivery cost: £6.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Bookshop Witney

Witney Books and Music shop has a wide range of books in most subjects from Childrens to Art and a good selection of DVDs CDs Vinyl and sheet music both classical and pop.We also stock greetings cards. Please come and visit us in this thriving market town.

View Shop