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Tango: The Art History of Love

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Thompson . . . inflames us with his reverence for the form. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Thompson helps us understand the way artistry and ancestry combine to make an art form of the body. -The Washington Post

"Elegant. . . . Uplifting and timely. . . . Thompson rescues tango from a one-dimensional tristesse, mining in its working-class origins emotions of defiance, freedom, self-control, humor, love, and redemption." -Foreign Affairs

" Thompso treats tango as narrative art, literature and way of life. . . . By extensively tracing the lines of this 'rich suite of moves, ' Thompson's work gives a dance started in the early 1900s the weight of a centuries-old form." -Newsweek

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Tracing the origins and evolution of the most enduring dance form of the twentieth century, the author of The Flash of the Spirit looks at the diverse influences that led to the creation of the tango and examines the tango as a musical form, philosophy of life, art, and expression of Latin American culture. Reprint.

Synopsis:

Robert Farris Thompson is the author of, among other works, Black Gods and Kings, African Art in Motion, and Flash of the Spirit. He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow and has mounted major exhibitions of African art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, where he is also Master of Timothy Dwight College. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword / by David Byrne — Overture : Gardel on Avenida Libertador — Preface : moving with an arm around life — Tango in Hollywood — Tango as text — The cultural preparation — Habanera : the call of the blood — Milonga : the great Buenos Aires conversation — Dancing on the edge : the early tango called Canyengue — Tango as music — Tango as dance — Envoi : El tango / by Robert Colescott.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498229
Subtitle:
The Art History of Love
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Thompson, Robert Farris
Author:
Robert Farris Thompson
Subject:
Performing Arts : Dance - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Dance - Popular
Subject:
Dance - Ballroom
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Tango (dance)
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance-Miscellaneous Other Dance Forms
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061205
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Product details 384 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307498229 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tracing the origins and evolution of the most enduring dance form of the twentieth century, the author of The Flash of the Spirit looks at the diverse influences that led to the creation of the tango and examines the tango as a musical form, philosophy of life, art, and expression of Latin American culture. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Robert Farris Thompson is the author of, among other works, Black Gods and Kings, African Art in Motion, and Flash of the Spirit. He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow and has mounted major exhibitions of African art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is Col. John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, where he is also Master of Timothy Dwight College. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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