Flash Of The Spirit

Author: Robert Farris Thompson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307874338
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This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, ...


Author: Robert Farris Thompson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307498220
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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 ...

Steppin On The Blues

Author: Jacqui Malone
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252065088
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(Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California, 1979),
12. 9. Wood, "'Gimme de Kneebone Bent,'" 7; Robert Farris Thompson, Flash of
the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy (New York: Random
House, 1983), 103, quotation from 104. 10. C. Daniel Dawson, ed., Dancing
between Two Worlds: Kongo-Angola Culture and the Americas (New York:
Ragged Edge, 1991), iii; Balandier, Daily Life, 233; Kubik, Angolan Traits, 20. 11.
Vass, Bantu, 3 ...

The Afro American Tradition In Decorative Arts

Author: John Michael Vlach
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820312330
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Important new research also has appeared specifically on Afro- American art and
craft, the foremost work being Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art
and Philosophy (1983) by Robert Farris Thompson. This book by one of the most
eloquent advocates of black American artistry capped a fifteen-year-long episode
in an ongoing and multi-pronged scholarly campaign on behalf of transatlantic
black creativity. The book summarizes thoughts Farris first expressed in
numerous ...

A Companion To African American Philosophy

Author: Tommy L. Lott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470751630
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The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract – Film and Literature.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Thompson, Robert Farris. 1979. “Siras
Bowens of Sunbury, Georgia: A Tidewarter Artist in the Afro-American Tradition.”
In Michael Harper and Robert B. Stepto, eds. Chant of Saints: A Gathering of Afro
-American Literature, Art, and Scholarship. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. —
—. 1981. Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy. New
York: Vintage ...

The Harvard Guide To African American History

Author: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674002760
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See Robert Farris Thompson, Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and the
African Americas (1993) and Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro- American Art
and Philosophy (1983). Increasingly, as well, the creative visions, practices, and
products of black artists are being situated within larger cultural histories that
trace the evolution of ideas and images of blackness in Western society. Most
significant in this regard is "The Image of the Black in Western Art," a photo
archive curated ...

New Media

Author: Anna Everett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135372527
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14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 2. Robert Farris Thompson, Flash of the Spirit:
African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy (New York: Vintage, 1983). 3.
Loretta Todd, “Aboriginal Narratives in Cyberspace,” in Immersed in Technology:
Art and Virtual Environments, ed. Mary Anne Moser and Douglas MacLeod (
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1996), 179–94. Cameron Bailey, “Virtual Skin:
Articulating Race in Cyberspace,” in Moser and MacLeod, eds., Immersed in
Technology, 29–49. 4.

Reading Basquiat

Author: Jordana Moore Saggese
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520276248
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See Melville J. Herskovits, The American Negro: A Study in Racial Crossing (
1928; repr., Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1964) and The Myth of the
Negro Past (1941; repr., Boston: Beacon Press, 1958). 133. Robert Farris
Thompson, Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy (
New York: Vintage, 1983), 109. 134. Jones, “Lost in Translation,” 173. In this
essay, Jones also identifies references to the diaspora in Basquiat's transcription
of the words Eshu ...