|Dissanayake, Ellen. Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book). University of Washington Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780295991962. Unmarked. Like New. Paperback. (#30622) $20.00
Black/white illustrations throughout. Dissanayake argues that the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations.
This book examines a joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy in relation to what we commonly call love. 265p. Indices. Notes. References.
|Rampley, Matthew. The Seductions of Darwin: Art, Evolution, Neuroscience. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780271077420. Factory sealed. Unmarked. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30611) $30.00
The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the interpretation of artwork.
In this insightful book, Matthew Rampley addresses these questions by exploring key areas where Darwinism, neuroscience, and art history intersect.
|Haeckel, Ernst. Art Forms in Nature (Dover Pictorial Archives). Dover Publications, 1974. ISBN: 0486229874. Unmarked. Bumped corner and some tanning on cover. Good. Paperback. (#30545) $12.00
100 plates of Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Siphonophora, star corals, starfishes, Protozoa, flagellates, brown seaweed, jellyfishes, sea-lilies, moss animals, sea-urchins, glass sponges, leptomedusae, horny corals, trunkfishes, true sea slugs, anthomedusae horseshoe crabs, sea-cucumbers, octopuses, bats, orchids, sea wasps, seahorse, a dragonfish, a frogfish, much more. Most images in black and white.