What do we use our hands for today (and why does it matter)?

What do we use our hands for today (and why does it matter)?

From the first handprint on a cave wall through Leonardo da Vinci’s exquisite studies to M C Escher’s beguiling puzzle of two hands drawing each other, human beings have been preoccupied with their digits. Whether using tools, wielding a pen or swiping a phone, our hands seem to distinguish us from other animals. Two new books reveal intriguing aspects to today's body politics: Darian Leader's Hands and Fay Bound Alberti's This Mortal Coil.

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