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The Resource Art and intimacy : how the arts began, Ellen Dissanayake

Art and intimacy : how the arts began, Ellen Dissanayake

Label
Art and intimacy : how the arts began
Title
Art and intimacy
Title remainder
how the arts began
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Dissanayake
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ellen Dissanayake argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. If we are biologically predisposed to participate in art-like behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even - perhaps especially - in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dissanayake, Ellen
Dewey number
701/.15
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.S6
LC item number
D58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts and society
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
Label
Art and intimacy : how the arts began, Ellen Dissanayake
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A McLellan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mutuality -- Belonging -- Finding and making meaning -- Hands-on competence -- Elaborating -- Taking the arts seriously -- Appendix : toward a naturalistic aesthetics
Control code
41649719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780295979113
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99037639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Art and intimacy : how the arts began, Ellen Dissanayake
Publication
Note
"A McLellan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mutuality -- Belonging -- Finding and making meaning -- Hands-on competence -- Elaborating -- Taking the arts seriously -- Appendix : toward a naturalistic aesthetics
Control code
41649719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780295979113
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99037639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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