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Description - Aesthetic of the Cool by Robert Farris Thompson

Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson is a living legend. He started writing about the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas when no one recognized the continuities, when African-American studies did not exist and the Civil Rights Movement still met with violent opposition. This book presents the best of the essays on Afro- Atlantic art and music that Thompson wrote from 1963 to 2006. Edited for this publication, they offer a riveting guide to Afro-Atlantic culture, from the tango to James Hampton's glittering Throne of the Third Heaven.One significant piece on David Hammons, a leading figure in contemporary art, appears here for the first time. Among a staggering array of topics, other essays consider bus painting in Haiti; Jean-Michel Basquiat's love of jazz; hip-hop; Cuban Kongo altars and the art of Jose Bedia; Betye Saar and vodun; Renee Stout, healing, and the nkisi-charm; Keith Haring, the dancer; American yard art and bottle trees; Umbanda altars; and the ethos transmitted in the aesthetic of the 'cool'. Many of the color illustrations reproduce Thompson's photographs of dance, altars, and lost masterpieces of yardart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934772959
ISBN-10: 193477295X
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 250mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Periscope Publishing
Publisher: Periscope Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Farris Thompson

ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON is Colonel John Trumbull Professor and Master of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University. LOWERY STOKES SIMS is curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

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