His latest book called The Art Instinct - Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution combines two fascinating and contentious
disciplines—art and evolutionary science—in a provocative new work that
will change forever the way we think about the arts, from painting to
literature to movies to pottery. Human tastes in the arts are evolutionary traits, shaped by Darwinian selection. They
are not, as the past century of art criticism and academic theory would
have it, just socially constructed.