Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

by Umberto Eco
Translated by Hugh Bredin

Yale University Press | February 8, 2002 | Trade Paperback |

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In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: February 8, 2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300093047

ISBN - 13: 9780300093049

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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

by Umberto Eco
Translated by Hugh Bredin

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: February 8, 2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300093047

ISBN - 13: 9780300093049

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In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture.

About the Author

First a semiotician at the University of Bologna, and a leading figure in contemporary Italian culture, Eco brought semiotics to fiction in his first novel, The Name of the Rose (1980). This unexpected international best-seller employs the techniques of a detective novel along with sophisticated postmodern narrative and verbal conundrums, to recount a series of murders in a medieval monastery. Eco's fascination with the Middle Ages began when he was a student at the University of Torino, where he wrote his doctoral thesis (1954) on St. Thomas Aquinas. The Name of the Rose (1980) won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981, as well as numerous international awards.
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