Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy

Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy

by Robert Farris Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394723693
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1984
Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 345,709
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Farris Thompson is the author of, among other works, Black Gods and Kings, African Art in Motion, and Flash of the Spirit. 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.

Table of Contents

1. Black Saints Go Marching In: Yoruba Art and Culture in the Americas

2. The Sign of the Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art and Religion in the Americas

3. The Rara of the Universe: Vodun Religion and Art in Haiti

4. Round Houses and Rhythmized Textiles: Mande-Related Art and Architecture in the Americas

5. Emblems of Prowess: Ejagham Art and Writing in Two Worlds

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