Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson
African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy (Vintage)

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This book reveals how five distinct African civilizations have shaped the specific cultures of their New World descendants.


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About Robert Farris Thompson

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Robert Farris Thompson is Colonel John Trumbull Professor and Master of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University.
 
Published May 13, 2010 by Vintage. 336 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The vitality and diversity of African visual art—its expressive range, its formal and technical accomplishment—has prompted various efforts to discover Afro-American offshoots; others have also urged, as Yale art historian Thompson does, the existence of music-and-dance parallels&mdas...

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