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Robert Farris Thompson is the author of, among other works, Black Gods and Kings and African Art in Motion. 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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Flash of the Spirit
African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1984
Price: $16.95

This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande, and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in aesthetic, social, and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, idiogrammatic writing) in the United States, the Caribbean, and South America.

“A wonderfully enthusiastic book.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Centuries of racist assumptions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Flash of the Spirit
African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Tango
The Art History of Love
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $17.00

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... Read more >
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Tango
The Art History of Love
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $14.99

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