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, religion, idiogrammatic writing) of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil and other places in the New World.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st Vintage Books ed|
|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 Contents1. 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