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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Simon Collier; Ken Haas; et al
|Notes:||Indhold: Simon Collier: The tango is born 1880s-1920s. Artemis Cooper: Tangomania in Europe and North America 1913-1914. Maria Susana Azzi: The golden age and after 1920s-1990s. Richard Martin: The lasting tango|
|Description:||208 s. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm|
|Contents:||The tango is born --
1880's-1920's; tangomania in Europe and North America --
1913-1914; the golden age and after --
1920's-1990's; the lasting tango.
|Responsibility:||Simon Collier ... [et al.] ; special photography by Ken Haas|
In this book, four experts on the dance from Europe, North America and Latin America explore the history of the tango from its beginnings to the present day. Its roots are traced to Argentina and its rise from the brothels of Buenos Aires is charted. The tango craze of the early 20th century in Europe and North America is discussed, along with the dance's peak years in Argentina between 1920 and 1940. Finally, the popularity of the dance in recent times is assessed, looking at the wider arena of literature, films and the arts.
The book also contains the lyrics of some of the most celebrated tango songs, with a list of CDs available.