Tango: The Art History of Love
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 23, 2010 - 384 pages
In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.”
Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Tango: The Art History of LoveUser Review - Amber - Goodreads
How am I reading a book that is doing such a thorough job tracking the roots of dance in South America through nuance and meaning to Africa and Europe BUT iS YET TO LOOK AT THE LOCAL INDIGENOUS ... Read full review
Review: Tango: The Art History of LoveUser Review - Kameel Nasr - Goodreads
Robert Farris Thompson presents a detailed history of the Tango. It may be too detailed for Tango dancers since in delves into that history like no other account. All the threads of this rich history are detailed, including names and places, lyrics and philosophy. Read full review
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