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Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics in Latin American Arts

Juan Ramos uses “decolonial aesthetics,” a theory that frees the idea of art from Eurocentric forms of expression and philosophies of the beautiful, to examine the long decade of the 1960s in Latin America—a time of cultural production that has not been studied extensively from a decolonial perspective.

 

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American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

This book tells the little-known story of how the United States used modern art as a cultural defense strategy in South America during World War II. 

 

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Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean

Beautifully illustrated with colorful photographs, this volume traces the living heritage of locally made pottery in the English-speaking Caribbean.

 

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Painting in a State of Exception: New Figuration in Argentina, 1960-1965

Although one of Latin America’s most significant postwar art movements, Nueva Figueración has long been overlooked in studies of modern art. In this first comprehensive examination of the movement, Patrick Frank explores the work of four artists at its heart--Ernesto Deira, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and Jorge de la Vega--to demonstrate the importance of their work in the transnational development of modern art.

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Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

In this volume, an array of international and interdisciplinary scholars shows the ways Bolívar has appeared over the last two centuries in painting, fiction, poetry, music, film, festival, dance, city planning, and even reliquary adoration. They illustrate how Bolívar’s body has been exalted, reimagined, or fragmented in different contexts, taking on a range of meanings to represent the politics and poetics of today’s national bodies.

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Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde

Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century is an historical progression of works by important artists from a complex modern movement described by several discrete periods: Colonial, Early Republic, First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation, Late Modern, and Contemporary Periods.

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Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré

The first English-language biography of the singer known as the Cuban Sinatra

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Embracing Cuba

Stunning photographs from the oft-misunderstood and once-forbidden island

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Cuba: A History in Art, Revised Edition

Offers one of the most comprehensive surveys of Cuban art available anywhere