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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DISSANAYAKE, E: Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why

Dissanayake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why. Free Press, 1992. ISBN: 0029078857. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26784)

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The controversy about the public funding of the arts in the USA has sparked off afresh the debate about the nature and function of art. This book argues that art is an essential human activity, but that this has been obscured in modern society.

Illustrated. Index. References. Notes. References. Index. 296p