The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain

The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain

by Robert L. Solso
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ISBN-10:
0262693321
ISBN-13:
9780262693325
Pub. Date:
09/01/2005
Publisher:
MIT Press
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This is a highly original and thoughtful approach to art in which a leading cognitive psychologist adds a fresh look at art and the evolution of the brain. It is very readable and reflects considerable intellectual polish although, at times, I had to read some passages several times to get the meaning. It is rich in detail. Perhaps the most interesting section to me(although I have to say that all sections were pretty interesting) was the part that asserted that prehistoric art (as well as current art) was a manifestation of the brain's capacity to image and represent non-present objects. As such art is seen as a significant intellectual step which lead to civilization as we now know it. Overall, this is a significant, readable book which will be an important part of how we see art and the evolution of the brain.