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Tango The Art History of Love

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ISBN-10: 1400095794

ISBN-13: 9781400095797

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert Farris Thompson

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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.” From its syncretic evolution in the nineteenth century—partaking of European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and, unbeknownst to many, African influences—to its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world, Thompson shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. As he did in his classic Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy, Thompson, in this…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English