The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind (Hardcover)

The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind By Barbora Putová (Editor), Václav Soukup (Editor) Cover Image
By Barbora Putová (Editor), Václav Soukup (Editor)
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Description


What is it about human beings that makes us creative, able to imagine and enact new possibilities for life and new solutions to problems in a way that no other animal can? The authors included in The Genesis of Creativity and the Origin of the Human Mind explore this question, in essays and studies from a range of specializations and backgrounds. Experts on culture, art, and evolution come together to describe, analyse, and interpret the origins of artistic creativity and the anatomical and neurological structures that contribute to it. Essays focus on the origins of art in the Upper Palaeolithic as well as on manifestations of artistic creativity in pre-literary societies and tribal cultures that have been preserved to the present day. The interdisciplinary approach to the topic accentuates the wide array of possible methodologies and interpretations of artistic manifestations under particular historic and cultural contexts.

About the Author


Barbora Putová is a Czech anthropologist and art historian lecturing at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. She is the author of Félicien Rops: Enfant Terrible of Decadence and coauthor of Prehistoric Art: Evolution of Man and Culture.

Václav Soukup is a Czech anthropologist working at the the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. He is the author of Anthropology: Theory of Man and Culture and History of Anthropology.

Praise For…


“Quite readable and accessible to general-interest readers. Overall, the book offers a great deal of information to readers interested in archaeology, human evolution, prehistoric cave art, open-air rock art, ethnology, evolution of human culture, and the early development of human creativity and imagination.”
— Danny A. Brass


Product Details
ISBN: 9788024626772
ISBN-10: 8024626772
Publisher: Karolinum Press, Charles University
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Pages: 350
Language: English