Origins of Art: A Psychological & Sociological Inquiry

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS
Acquired pleasure-gettings, 57
Acting, psychology of, 52, 53
Activity and feeling, 32-35; activity involved in dolce for niente, 37
Æsthetic, its position as a science, 1, 2, 4, 5; its development 1-3; its methods, 5, 6 feelings, 141 judgment, presupposing some degree of intellectual and moral development, 188 of the hen, 187; its development in apparent conflict with natural selection, 189
Agricultural rites, 287
Anæsthesia and self-woundings, 61-65
Ancestor worship, 175
Anger, 47, 48, 54, 62
Animal display, 186-202
Animating idols, means of, 291
Aphasia, 151
Apolline, serenity versus Dionysiac rapture, 105
Architecture, the, of the Dyaks, 274; of the Maoris, 275
Art, as explained by supernatural causes, 12; as excitement and sedative, 70, 71; as connected with sexual selection, 203-213; its higher and lower forms, 140 the, of animals, 202 the reliever 102-110
Art-impulse, the, 15, 18-29, 84, 85, 100, 101, 303; a racial possession of mankind, 2122; intellectualistic definitions, 23
Art-sense, the conditions of its development, 141, 142
Artistic intuition, 125
Association between pleasure and activity, 33
Attract by pleasing, impulse to, 24, 25, 186, 187, 214, 215, 233 sq,
'Attractive," qualities of the work of art, 99
Autotelic activities outside the departmerit of art, 19, 20 character of art, 7-15, 88, 304
"Balls on sockets," 193
Bird-shaped amulets, 287
Boasting adornments, 222
Boating-songs and dances, 259, 260
Brilliancy, the physiological effects created by, 194-197
Choral dances, 261
Chorus, the, in the ancient drama, 94
Classification of instances of erotic art, 231-238
Clothing, the origin of, 204-206, 215- 220
Cognitio sensitiva, 9
Collective feeling, 81, 82 psychology, 74-85
Consciousness of self, 62-64
Contempt, expression of, its importance in primitive tactics, 268, 269
Couvade, 280
Coyness of the female, 197, 198
Creation, artistic, involved in artistic enjoyment, 18, 19
Criterion of art, the, 7 sq.
Crying feasts and ceremonial wailings, 59
Cure, medical, of restoring people by pulling them through a narrow opening, 285, 286
Dance, 87, 89, 92, 230
Dances, choral, 262; common to both sexes or separate, 230, 231; connected with sexual selection, 233- 235; with war, 266, 267; with work, 251, 253, 254
Dance-pantomimes, obscene, 233, 245
Dancing girdles, 215
Deaf-mutes, their language, 151, 155
Death and resurrection represented in primitive drama, 182-184

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Chapter I- The Problem Stated 1
  • Chapter II- The Art-Impulse 18
  • Chapter III- The Feeling-Tone of Sensation 30
  • Chapter IV- The Emotions 43
  • Chapter V- The Enjoyment of Pain 56
  • Chapter VI- Social Expressioin 72
  • Chapter VII 86
  • Chapter VIII- Art the Reliever 102
  • Chapter IX- The Work of Art 111
  • Chapter X- Objections and Answers 134
  • Chapter XI- The Concrete Origins of Art 143
  • Chapter XII- Art and Information 149
  • Chapter XIII- Historical Art 164
  • Chapter XIV- Animal Display 186
  • Chapter XV- Art and Sexual Selection 203
  • Chapter XVI- The Origins of Self-Decoration 214
  • Chapter XVII- Erotic Art 228
  • Chapter XVIII- Art and Work 249
  • Chapter XIX 261
  • Chapter XX- Art and Magic 278
  • Chapter XXI- Conclusions 298
  • Authorities Quoted 307
  • Index of Authors 323
  • Index of Subjects 328
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