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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 tangos 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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095797
Author:
Thompson, Robert Far
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Thompson, Robert Farris
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Dance - Ballroom
Subject:
Dance - Popular
Subject:
Tango (dance)
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance-Miscellaneous Other Dance Forms
Subject:
dance;tango;music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATION, S THROUGHOUT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.81 in. .79 lbs.

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