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Thompson, Robert Farris

Overview
Works: 272 works in 534 publications in 2 languages and 10,506 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Historical films  Ethnographic films  Independent films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Adapter, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Performer, Other, Editor
Classifications: E29.N3, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Farris Thompson
Flash of the spirit : African and Afro-American art and philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how five African civilizations, Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande, and Cross River, have influenced and been portrayed in the aesthetic, social, and meta-physical traditions of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil, and other places in the New World
The art of John Biggers : view from the upper room by Alvia J Wardlaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of a traveling exhibition first held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 2-Aug. 28, 1995
Tango : the art history of love by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated book, 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." From its syncretic evolution in the nineteenth century - partaking of European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and, unbeknownst to many, African influences - to its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world, Thompson shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life."--Jacket
Jean-Michel Basquiat by Richard Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete survey of the work of JeanMichel Basquiat with more than 270 illustrations
Face of the gods : art and altars of Africa and the African Americas by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thompson examines the altar traditions in cultures from the Atlantic coast region of Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States
Art from Africa : long steps never broke a back by Pamela McClusky( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors draw on personal memories, interviews, and oral narratives to present twelve "case histories" of objects--or clusters of objects-- in the Seatle Art Museum's renowned collection of African art."
Daughters of the dust by Julie Dash( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
Black gods and kings : Yoruba art at UCLA by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine inspiration : from Benin to Bahia by Phyllis Galembo( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mbuti design : paintings by Pygmy women of the Ituri forest by Georges Meurant( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of William Edmondson by William Edmondson( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four moments of the sun : Kongo art in two worlds by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith Ringgold paints Crown Heights( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith Ringgold details the creation of the quilt she created to represent the diverse cultures and traditions comprising the area of Crown Heights in New York City
Aesthetic of the cool : Afro-Atlantic art and music by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas
Black gods and kings; Yoruba art at UCLA by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Michel Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring foldouts, candid photographs, and full-page color installation shots, this beautiful new book celebrates the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat over his brief but meteoric career. Dozens of historical photographs, both black-and-white and color, connect the text with the close to sixty color plates, providing invaluable insight into the life and work of this seminal artist. Art historian Robert Farris Thompson delivers a detailed analysis of some of Basquiat's most iconic paintings, situating them within the artist's own oeuvre, as well as the larger landscape of twentieth-century art. Rounding out this stunning volume, the late Rene Ricard provides a rare but accurate glimpse into the private world of Basquiat, recounting their sometimes fraught friendship, from their first meeting in 1981 to Basquiat's death in 1988."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Bibliography of Yoruba sculpture by Herbert M Cole( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sworn to the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music
Pygmées? : peintures sur écorce battue des Mbuti (Haut-Zaïre) by Robert Farris Thompson( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Robert Farris Thompson by Robert Farris Thompson( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The art of John Biggers : view from the upper room
Alternative Names
Farris Thompson, Robert

Farris Thompson, Robert 1932-

Robert Farris Thompson American art-historian

Robert Farris Thompson Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Thompson, R. Farris

Thompson, R. Farris 1932-

Thompson, R. Farris (Robert Farris)

Thompson, Robert F.

Thompson, Robert Jr

Languages
English (153)

French (16)

Covers
The art of John Biggers : view from the upper roomTango : the art history of loveJean-Michel BasquiatFace of the gods : art and altars of Africa and the African AmericasArt from Africa : long steps never broke a backDivine inspiration : from Benin to BahiaMbuti design : paintings by Pygmy women of the Ituri forestThe art of William EdmondsonAesthetic of the cool : Afro-Atlantic art and music