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A generously illustrated book in which renowned art historian Farris Thompson gives readers the definitive account of the tango. From its evolution in the 19th century to its representations in Hollywood, Thompson demonstrates that tango is not only brilliant choreography, but also text, music, art and philosophy. Passionately argued, unparalleled in its research and depth of understanding, Tango is a monumental achievement. A fascinating meditation on the history of all aspects of the dance.' - Chicago Sun-Times'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400095797
ISBN-10: 1400095794
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Farris Thompson

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.

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