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Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This book reveals how five distinct African civilizations have shaped the specific cultures of their New World descendants.

Table of Contents

1. Black Saints Go Marching In: Yoruba Art and Culture in the Americas

2. The Sign of the Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art and Religion in the Americas

3. The Rara of the Universe: Vodun Religion and Art in Haiti

4. Round Houses and Rhythmized Textiles: Mande-Related Art and Architecture in the Americas

5. Emblems of Prowess: Ejagham Art and Writing in Two Worlds

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307874337
Subtitle:
African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Thompson, Robert Farris
Author:
Robert Farris Thompson
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Subject:
Art : African
Subject:
Philosophy, african
Subject:
Art, african
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Afro-American arts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Arts, Black
Subject:
African American arts
Subject:
African
Subject:
History
Subject:
African Americans--History
Subject:
Blacks -- America -- History.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
Art-African American Art and Artists
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19840812
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
317

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