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Description - Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780394723693
ISBN-10: 0394723694
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Aug-1984
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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