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What is Art for? - 90 edition

What is Art for? (ISBN10: 0295970170; ISBN13: 9780295970172)
ISBN13: 978-0295970172
ISBN10: 0295970170

Summary: Reprint. Originally published in 1982 by Payot, Paris. Courbin emphatically argues that the primary task of archaeology is the establishment of facts--stratigraphies, time sequences, and identifications of tools, bones, potsherds--and that archaeology is a distinct discipline, separate from history and anthropology. A new theory of the evolutionary significance of art (meaning not only visual art, but music, poetic language, dance, and performance). Art is regarded from a biobehavior moreal or ethological viewpoint and is shown to be a biological necessity in human existence and a fundamental characteristic of the human species. Dissanayake claims that the arts evolved as a means of making socially important activities memorable and pleasurable, and thus have been essential to human survival. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR less

Edition/Copyright: 90
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Published: 08/28/1990
International: No

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