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The Resource The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution, Stephen Davies

The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution, Stephen Davies

Label
The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution
Title
The artful species
Title remainder
aesthetics, art, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the idea that our aesthetic responses and art behaviors are connected to our evolved human nature reaching back hundreds of thousands of years to our humanoid ancestors. Examines human aesthetic interest in animals, decouples human beauty from mate selection, and weighs the arts as biological, social, or mixed adaptations
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Stephen
Index
index present
LC call number
N66
LC item number
.D38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Human evolution
  • Art
  • Social evolution
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Art
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Kulturelle Evolution
  • Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Kulturelle Evolution
Label
The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution, Stephen Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Author is on the academic staff of Auckland University, New Zealand
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The aesthetic -- The nature of art -- The theory of evolution -- How might the aesthetic, art, and evolution be related? -- Humans' aesthetic appreciation of nonhuman animals -- Landscape aesthetics -- The aesthetics of human beauty -- General theories of art as an adaptation and the origins of art -- Art as a spandrel -- Art as a technology -- Arts as adaptations
Control code
801589118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780199658541
Lccn
2012464239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801589118
Label
The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution, Stephen Davies
Publication
Note
Author is on the academic staff of Auckland University, New Zealand
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The aesthetic -- The nature of art -- The theory of evolution -- How might the aesthetic, art, and evolution be related? -- Humans' aesthetic appreciation of nonhuman animals -- Landscape aesthetics -- The aesthetics of human beauty -- General theories of art as an adaptation and the origins of art -- Art as a spandrel -- Art as a technology -- Arts as adaptations
Control code
801589118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780199658541
Lccn
2012464239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801589118

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