Tim Barringer
Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University.
Barringer, Tim
Barringer, Tim
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Description: Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin
John Ruskin remains perhaps the most eloquent of all writers on art in the English language. His passionate rhetoric, marrying the authoritative cadence of the King James Bible with the vivid imagery of the Romantic poets, introduced generations of Victorian readers to modern and historical art. His role in cementing the critical legacy of the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner, and in...
PublisherYale Center for British Art
Pages13 - 29
Description: Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin
This book presents an innovative portrait of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as artist, art critic, social theorist, educator, and ecological campaigner. Ruskin’s juvenilia reveal an early embrace of his lifelong interests in geology and botany, art, poetry, and mythology. His early admiration of Turner led him to identify the moral power of close looking. In The Stones of Venice, illustrated with his own drawings, he argued that the development of architectural style revealed the moral condition of society. Later, Ruskin pioneered new approaches to teaching and museum practice. Influential worldwide, Ruskin’s work inspired William Morris, founders of the Labour Party, and Mahatma Gandhi. Through thematic essays and detailed discussions of his works, this book argues that, complex and contradictory, Ruskin’s ideas are of urgent importance today.
Print publication date October 2019 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300246414
EISBN 9780300259759
Illustrations 270
Print Status out of print
Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
The aesthetics of the picturesque continually informed visual and verbal representations of the Jamaican landscape, and especially of the plantation, throughout and beyond the period of slavery. The picturesque was a genre of cultured amusements—an aesthetic category based on the idea of the...
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PublisherYale Center for British Art
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
At the core of this book—physically and intellectually—lie twelve hand-colored lithographs, published under the title Sketches of Character, In Illustration of the Habits, Occupation, and Costume of the Negro Population in the Island of Jamaica. They were created by Isaac Mendes Belisario in Kingston, Jamaica, in late 1837 and early 1838. Small in size, and printed on fragile...
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PublisherYale Center for British Art
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds
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.
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Print publication date December 2007 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300116618
EISBN 9780300248067
Illustrations 440
Print Status out of print