DISSANAYAKE, E: Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book)

Book Cover. Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (A McLellan Book)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

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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.

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GOLLWITZER, G: Sex, Eros, Marital Love: A Study of Their Psycho-Spiritual Origins

Gollwitzer, Gerhard. Sex, Eros, Marital Love: A Study of Their Psycho-Spiritual Origins. he Swedenborg Foundation, Inc, 1982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#27828) $12.00

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Translated from the German by Tomas H. Spiers. Foreword by Wilson van Dusen. Cover drawing by Gerhard Gollwitzer, who was a German art teacher, artist, and writer.

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WILLIAMS, K: Spenser’s World of Glass: A Reading of the Faerie Queene

Williams, Kathleen. Spenser’s World of Glass: A Reading of the Faerie Queene. University of California Press, 1966. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#24996)

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Topics include the Warrior Saint, the image of mortality, terms of mortal state, heavenly justice and more. Index. 251p. The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590 and a second installment in 1596.