|What is Art For?|
PUBLISHED: 1988. Paperback 1990
Every human society displays some form of behavior that can be called "art," and in most societies the arts play an integral part in social life. This book offers a new and unprecedentedly comprehensive theory of the evolutionary significance of art. Art, meaning not only visual art, but music, poetic language, dance, and performance, is for the first time regarded from a biobehavioral or ethical viewpoint. It is shown to be a biological necessity in human existence and fundamental characteristic of the human species.
Here is a a Video from the School of Life about what art is for.