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Aesthetics of the Cool" is a collection of essays that Robert Farris Thompson wrote over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Some of the articles came out in the popular press and others in academic journals

Aesthetics of the Cool" is a collection of essays that Robert Farris Thompson wrote over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Some of the articles came out in the popular press and others in academic journals. This in turn leads to some of the articles being easy to understand and other being a bit on the scholarly side. Fortunately, all of the articles are well illustrated with first rate photos. Yale University's Robert Farris Thompson is an important American scholar and we are fortunate to have so many of his articles in one volume

Ships from and sold by powells chicago. Thompson is a professor of art history, but he takes his subject in the round, not in any specialized or compartmentalized manner. He is part anthropologist, part art critic, part musicologist, part student of religion and philosophy, and entirely an enthusiastic partisan of what he writes about.

Afro-Atlantic Art and Music In all, the volume contains twenty-three by Robert Farris . Thompson’s 2011 book, difficult to find.

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Robert Farris Thompson (born December 30, 1932, El Paso, Texas) is an American historian and writer specialising in the art of Africa and the Afro-Atlantic world. He has been a member of the faculty at Yale University since 1965 and currently serves as the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art. Thompson coined the term "black Atlantic" in his 1983 book Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy - the expanded subject of Paul Gilroy's book The Black Atlantic.

Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson is a living legend. This book presents the best of the essays on Afro- Atlantic art and music that Thompson wrote from 1963 to 2006. 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.

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In this generously illustrated book, scholar and teacher Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of cool--not cool the adjective--cool the aesthetic; the cool fundamental to the culture of the Black Atlantic and expressed in ideals of balance and control; the cool of “creative matters, full of motion and brilliance”; the cool of individual and social responsibility. Cool has ancient roots in Nigeria, is still evident in “shared traits” of West African dance, and came to the Americas with slaves who wove it into a rich and dynamic creole civilization. No one is better able to uncover and recount this extraordinary story of change and survival than Thompson, a polymath with a gift for insights into the interconnectedness of cultures. He shows us the cool’s reinvention in terminologies galore; clothing, gesture, and body language; sports, especially basketball; music and dance; religious practices; and art in various guises, yardshows and quilts, paintings and gallery installations. Cool is “the mask of mind itself,” Thompson concludes, the means for attaining the calm and balance of transcendence when facing difficulty, whether playing bebop and/or confronting racist brutality. This book brings together all Thompson’s writings on the cool, some hitherto unpublished, many in out-of-print and hard-to-find publications.Together they form an incomparable record of encounters and recognitions that began when the U.S. was still segregated and unwilling to acknowledge the existence, let alone the powers, of Black Atlantic culture. Thompson has played a leading role in gaining recognition for the Black Atlantic and making African American experiences into a subject of study at schools and universities. Aesthetic of the Cool is one of his monumental achievements.

Comments: (7)

fr0mTheSkY
Thompson is one of the most gifted scholars of our era in the way that he writes about transAtlantic Black culture through art, music, and dance. This book is a primer for any student of Africana culture and music especially, as it completely demolishes borders as a framework for understanding cultural expressions (e.g., African American studies as an isolated experience).
Mr_Jeйson
Dr. Robert Farris Thompson books, I have always loved his research. This book do not disapoint. It has Unique flow. It is a joy to read.
romrom
Spectacular book. Robert Farris Thomompson perfectly details the essence and evolution of African culture into the now Black communities and subcultures merged with that of other ethnicities.
Beautiful and I'm very grateful to be able to buy it
godlike
A beautiful book
ZEr0
Needed it for a history course, and it met its purpose. Good condition. Satisfied.
Whitecaster
RFT is a Yale expert, and this text is a beautiful continuation of his lifelong study of diaspora cultures. Highly recommended.
ALAN
By no means, was Robert Farris Thompson the first scholar who described the survival of African traditions in the Americas. But what set him apart from other scholars was his focus on the African aesthetic. In the United States we think of this aesthetic as "the cool." In Latin America and parts of Africa this aesthetic is known variously as axe, ashe or ache. (Excuse me but I do not know how to put an accent over the letter e.) This aesthetic animates most of the creative arts of African peoples. In turn, to understand those arts, it is essential to understand this underlying aesthetic.

"Aesthetics of the Cool" is a collection of essays that Robert Farris Thompson wrote over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Some of the articles came out in the popular press and others in academic journals. This in turn leads to some of the articles being easy to understand and other being a bit on the scholarly side. Fortunately, all of the articles are well illustrated with first rate photos.

Yale University's Robert Farris Thompson is an important American scholar and we are fortunate to have so many of his articles in one volume. This is a great book and I highly recommend it.
Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music download epub
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Author: Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN: 193477295X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Periscope; y First printing edition (December 5, 2011)
Pages: 179 pages