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Monkey Painting

By: Thierry Lenain

160 pages, 67 illustrations, 15 in full colour

Reaktion Books

Hardback | May 1997 | #152376 | ISBN: 1861890036
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Towards the end of the 1950s biologists, investigating the question of how art originated, came up with the idea of getting monkeys to paint pictures. Drawing on a large body of historical and scientific evidence, this fascinating book sets out a new interpretation of quasi-artistic behaviour in monkeys, showing that there may be a fine line between it and 'true' art.

'[Lenain] cannot help let slip an infectious fascination with our primate cousins ... [he] succeeds in making his book unputdownable'
- The London Magazine


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