Flash Of The Spirit

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : 9780307874337
Genre : Art
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This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, idiogrammatic writing) of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil and other places in the New World.
Category: Art

Flash Of The Spirit

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015047740165
Genre : Art
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A revisionist account of the origins of Tango looks to African influences in Argentina while painting a colorful portrait of the evolution of this great dance form. 12,500 first printing.
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Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : 9780307498229
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.” Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Performing Arts

Face Of The Gods

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001198860
Genre : Art
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Thompson examines the altar traditions in cultures from the Atlantic coast region of Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
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Aesthetic Of The Cool

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : 193477295X
Genre : Art
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Presents a collection of essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas.
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African American Art

Author : Sharon F. Patton
ISBN : 0192842137
Genre : Art
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Discusses African American folk art, decorative art, photography, and fine arts
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Rethinking Social Realism

Author : Stacy I. Morgan
ISBN : 0820325791
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The social realist movement, with its focus on proletarian themes and its strong ties to New Deal programs and leftist politics, has long been considered a depression-era phenomenon that ended with the start of World War II. This study explores how and why African American writers and visual artists sustained an engagement with the themes and aesthetics of social realism into the early cold war-era--far longer than a majority of their white counterparts. Stacy I. Morgan recalls the social realist atmosphere in which certain African American artists and writers were immersed and shows how black social realism served alternately to question the existing order, instill race pride, and build interracial, working-class coalitions. Morgan discusses, among others, such figures as Charles White, John Wilson, Frank Marshall Davis, Willard Motley, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, and Hale Woodruff.
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African Art In Motion

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : 0520038444
Genre : Art
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Cultural Moves

Author : Herman Gray
ISBN : 0520937872
Genre : History
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Herman Gray takes a sweeping look at black popular culture over the past decade to explore culture's role in the push for black political power and social recognition. In a series of linked essays, he finds that black artists, scholars, musicians, and others have been instrumental in reconfiguring social and cultural life in the United States and he provocatively asks how black culture can now move beyond a preoccupation with inclusion and representation. Gray considers how Wynton Marsalis and his creation of a jazz canon at Lincoln Center acted to establish cultural visibility and legitimacy for jazz. Other essays address such topics as the work of the controversial artist Kara Walker; the relentless struggles for representation on network television when those networks are no longer the primary site of black or any other identity; and how black musicians such as Steve Coleman and George Lewis are using new technology to shape and extend black musical traditions and cultural identities.
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Working The Spirit

Author : Joseph M. Murphy
ISBN : 0807012211
Genre : Religion
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Analyzing the practice of five religious traditions of the African diaspora in America, the author traces the history, rituals, and influence of Vodun, Candomble, Revival Zion, Santeria, and the Black Church
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