Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why
1992 New York: Free Press.
(Reprinted in paperback, University of Washington Press, December 1995; second paperback printing 1996; third paperback printing 1999; fourth paperback printing 2004). Selection of Readers Subscription and Natural Science Book Clubs, 1996. Chinese translation and publication 2003 (Beijing: Commercial Press); Korean translation and publication, 2009 (Seoul, WisdomHouse Publishing Co.).
"This long and complex text serves to substantiate, from a number of
academic perspectives, what amounts to a quite straightforward and simple
conclusion. Art is a normal and necessary behavior of human beings that like
other common and universal human occupations and preoccupations such as talking,
working, exercising, playing, socializing, learning, loving, and caring should
be recognized, encouraged, and developed in everyone."
p. 225, Homo Aestheticus