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Evolutionary Aesthetics

Author: Eckart Voland; Karl Grammer
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evolutionary Aesthetics is the attempt to understand the aesthetic judgement of human beings and their spontaneous distinction between "beauty" and "ugliness" as a biologically adapted ability to make important decisions in life. The hypothesis is - both in the area of "natural beauty" and in sexuality, with regard to landscape preferences, but also in the area of "artificial beauty" (i.e. in art and design) - that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eckart Voland; Karl Grammer
ISBN: 9783662071427 3662071428
OCLC Number: 851372346
Description: 1 online resource (x, 377 pages)
Contents: The Problem. Darwinian Aesthetics Informs Traditional Aesthetics --
From Is to Beauty: From Perception to Cognition. The Beauty, the Beauties and the Beautiful: Some Considerations From the Perspective of Neuronal Aesthetics. The Role of Sensory Biases in Aesthetics --
The Fitness of Beauty: Aesthetics and Adaptation. Beauty and Sex-Appeal: Sexual Selection of Aesthetic Preferences. Aesthetic Fitness. Aesthetic Preferences in the World of Artefacts: Adaptations For the Evaluation of "Honest Signals". Beyond Classicism vs. Constructivism: A Multiple Analysis of Variations in Grooming --
Modular Aesthetics. Landscape Perception as Evolutionary Foundation of Aesthetics. Handaxes, the First Aesthetic Artefacts. What Appeals is Beautiful? The Aesthetics of Pictorial Art. Bodies in Motion: Attractiveness as a Kinetic Signal. Perfumes. Do Women Have Evolved Adaptation for Extra-Pair Copulation?
Responsibility: edited by Eckart Voland, Karl Grammer.

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