The Unification of the Arts: A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why
La editorial Oxford University Press publicará el 22 de enero The Unification of the Arts: A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why de Steven Brown, director del Laboratorio NeuroArts en el Departamento de Psicología, Neurociencia y Conducta de la McMaster University de Canadá, y coeditor de los libros The Origins of Music (MIT Press, 2001) y Music and Manipulation (Berghahn Books, 2021).
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What are the arts? What functions do the arts serve in human life? There has been a surge of cognitive, biological, and evolutionary interest in the arts in recent years, most of it oriented towards individual artforms. However, there has been virtually no bridging work to integrate the arts
under a single theoretical perspective.
This book presents the first integrated cognitive account of the arts that unites visual art, theatre, literature, dance, and music into a single framework, with supporting discussions about creativity and aesthetics. Its comparative approach identifies both what is unique to each artform and what
they share, shedding light on how the arts can combine with one another to form syntheses, such as choreographing dance movements to music, or setting lyrics to music to create a song.
While studies in the psychology of the arts tend to focus on perceptual processes and aesthetic responses alone, this book offers a holistic sensorimotor account that examines the full gamut of processes from creation to perception. This allows for a broad discussion of the evolution of the arts,
including the origins of rhythm, the co-evolution of music and language, the evolution of drawing, and cultural evolution of the arts. Finally, the book unifies a number of topics that have not previously been fully related to one another, including theatre and literature, music and language,
creativity and aesthetics, dancing and acting, and visual art and music.
A unique volume providing a bold new approach to the integration of the arts, for academics or general readers of the arts, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, anthropology, and evolutionary studies.
The Unification of the Arts: A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why está dividido en cuatro secciones e incluye ilustraciones, tablas, bibliografía e índices analíticos. Este es el índice del libro:
Part I. Foundational Topics
1: The Arts and their Functions
2: Evolution of the Arts: Biological and Cultural
3: Emotion and the Arts
Part II. The Narrative Arts
4: The Visual Arts: Static Narrativity
5: Theatre and Storytelling: Dynamic Narrativity
Part III. The Coordinative Arts
6: Dance: Coordination of Bodies
7: Music: Coordination of Voices
Part IV. Creative Synthesis
The Unification of the Arts: A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why es un volumen de 400 páginas (ISBN 978-0198864875) disponible en los formatos Hardback y Kindle (precios recomendados 53,89 € y 51,20 €).