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

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

Label
The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution
Title
The artful species
Title remainder
aesthetics, art, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Davies explores the idea that art, and our aesthetic sensibilities more generally, should be understood as an element in human evolution. He asks: Do animals have aesthetics? Do our aesthetic preferences have prehistoric roots? Is art universal? What is the biological role of aesthetic and artistic behaviour?
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
701
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N66
LC item number
.D38 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The artful species : aesthetics, art, and evolution, by Stephen Davies
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn823319359
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191746253
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
423166
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30013604
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823319359
  • oso0191633119

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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