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The Aesthetic Animal

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

The Aesthetic Animal answers the ultimate questions of why we adorn ourselves, embellish our things and surroundings, and produce art, music, song dance, and fiction. Humans are aesthetic animals that spend vast amounts of time and resources on seemingly useless aesthetic activities. However, nature would not allow a species to waste precious time ...
Publish Date
2018
September 14
Goodreads rating
2.63
ISBN
9780190927929
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Nov 08, 2019
'The Aesthetic Animal' (2018) by Henrik Høgh-Olesen (Aarhus U., Denmark) is the best book I've ever read on the evolutionary origins of art. Incredibly concise (144 pp). Required reading for anybody interested in beauty.     source