Homo aestheticus : where art comes from and why / Ellen Dissanayake.

Title: 
Homo aestheticus : where art comes from and why / Ellen Dissanayake.

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Author/Artist: 
Dissanayake, Ellen.
Publisher: 
Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1995.
Description: 
xxii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: 
1st University of Washington Press ed.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
142106
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
BH39.D56 1995z
Notes: 
Originally published: New York : Free Press.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and indexes.
Contents: 
1. Introduction: Why species-centrism? --
2. Biology and art: the implications of feeling good --
3. The core of art: making special --
4. Dromena, or "Things done": reconciling culture and nature --
5. The arts as means of enhancement --
6. "Empathy theory" reconsidered: the psychobiology of aesthetic responses --
7. Does writing erase art?
ISBN: 
0295974796 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780295974798 (pbk. : alk. paper)