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400 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198864875

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The Unification of the Arts

A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why

Steven Brown

  • Presents the first integrated cognitive account of the arts, uniting visual art, theatre, literature, dance, and music in one volume
  • Includes a broad discussion of the biological and cultural evolution of the arts, both as individual artforms and collectively in a dedicated chapter
  • Unifies the often separately discussed notions of creativity and aesthetics in relation to the arts
  • Goes beyond the traditional focus of perceptual processes and aesthetics to examine the full gamut of processes, from production mechanisms and creativity to perception

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