Monkey Painting

Monkey Painting

by Thierry Lenain
     
 


Towards the end of the 1950s biologists, investigating the question of how art originated, came up with the idea of getting monkeys to paint pictures. Drawing on a large body of historical and scientific evidence, this fascinating book sets out a new interpretation of quasi-artistic behavior in monkeys, showing that there may be a fine line between it and 'true'…  See more details below

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Towards the end of the 1950s biologists, investigating the question of how art originated, came up with the idea of getting monkeys to paint pictures. Drawing on a large body of historical and scientific evidence, this fascinating book sets out a new interpretation of quasi-artistic behavior in monkeys, showing that there may be a fine line between it and 'true' art.

"[Lenain] cannot help let slip an infectious fascination with our primate cousins ... [he] succeeds in making his book unputdownable"—The London Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861890030
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.47(w) x 6.42(h) x 0.81(d)

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