SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Art and Intimacy


Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Details why the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Love and Art
Finding and Making Meaning
"Hands-on" Competence
Taking the Arts Seriously
Appendix: Toward a Naturalistic Aesthetics
References Cited
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

About the Author

Ellen Dissanayake is Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington and has recently held Distinguished Visiting Professorships in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. She has lectured and taught in a variety of settings, including the New School for Social Research in New York City, the National Arts School in Papua New Guinea, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is the author of Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and What Is Art For?


"Ellen Dissanayake is a pioneer on the borderland between science and the humanities; Art and Intimacy is an important contribution." Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University "Draws on disciplines ranging from cultural anthropology and art history to evolutionary psychology and cognitive archaeology, with contributions from infant and developmental psychology and neuroscience...Well researched and interestingly written." Choice "Ellen Dissanayake gives us a deep and even moving investigation of art's capacity to touch every corner of our emotional lives." Denis Dutton, Washington Post

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began (McLellan Endowed Series) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top