Tango

the art history of love

By Thompson, Robert Farris

Publishers Summary:
"In this illustrated book, 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-37540-931-8
Publisher
New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 15, 2005

In this aptly title book, Thompson (art history, Yale Univ.; Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy) analyzes the tango from an art historian's perspective, tracing its roots and examining its various styles and manifestations. Through the study of different cultures, he argues that African and Afro-Argentine influenc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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