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Art and the Evolution of Man

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A lecture delivered at Conway Hall, London on April 10th 1951 which suggested that the origins and significance of art cannot be understood by regarding art as a play, or as a ritual activity serving to express emotion, or as magical or religious symbolism. These views are too narrow. For the author/lecturer, art is the expression of a natural functional tendency which has played an essential role in the growth of the human cognitive faculty, that is in the acquisition of knowledge in the widest sense.
Original dust jacket which is torn and mended but still generally intact. Pale green boards with a label on the front cover in fair condition.Heavily foxed front and back endpapers and on edge pages which does not extend into the contents.

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Author(s):
Read, Herbert
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1951
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
51
Publisher:
Freedom Press, London

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A lecture delivered at Conway Hall, London on April 10th 1951 which suggested that the origins and significance of art cannot be understood by regarding art as a play, or as a ritual activity serving to express emotion, or as magical or religious symbolism. These views are too narrow. For the author/lecturer, art is the expression of a natural functional tendency which has played an essential role in the growth of the human cognitive faculty, that is in the acquisition of knowledge in the widest sense.
Original dust jacket which is torn and mended but still generally intact. Pale green boards with a label on the front cover in fair condition.Heavily foxed front and back endpapers and on edge pages which does not extend into the contents.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Read, Herbert
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1951
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
51
Publisher:
Freedom Press, London

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