This book reveals how five distinct African civilizations have shaped the specific cultures of their New World descendants.
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.
Black Saints Go Marching In: Yoruba Art and Culture in the Americas
The Sign of the Four Moments of the Sun: Kongo Art and Religion in the Americas
The Rara of the Universe: Vodun Religion and Art in Haiti
Round Houses and Rhythmized Textiles: Mande-Related Art and Architecture in the Americas
Emblems of Prowess: Ejagham Art and Writing in Two Worlds
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