Desmond Morris, bestselling author and internationally renowned anthropologist, offers a unique appreciation of art from the most ancient artefact to contemporary event art. Featuring more than 350 illustrations of international art, plus 12 video clips, he combines his deep understanding of human behaviour and his love of art to create a narrative of the evolution of artistic endeavour over three million years.
"This gorgeous book uniquely explores the connection between humans and art – from the first spark of artistic creation to the masters of painting and everything in between. As much a book for art lovers as it is for those interested in anthropology and understanding human behaviour, each page tells a story of how humans and art have evolved over time. But one thing is for certain: humans have always loved art and felt the need to create it. Find out why art is such a crucial part of human existence with artist and acclaimed author Desmond Morris. The book features bonus videos hosted by Desmond himself, which you can view by downloading our free app. Your next trip to an art museum or gallery will be forever changed for the better."
– Russell McLean, Editorial Director, Red Lemon Press