History Of Beauty

by Umberto Eco

Rizzoli | November 13, 2004 | Hardcover

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Now in paperback, Umberto Eco's groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy's finest and most important contemporary thinkers, explores the nature, the meaning, and the very history of the idea of beauty in Western culture. The profound and subtle text is lavishly illustrated with abundant examples of sublime painting and sculpture and lengthy quotations from writers and philosophers. This is the first paperback edition of History of Beauty, making this intellectual and philosophical journey with one of the world's most acclaimed thinkers available in a more compact and affordable format.


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Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.52 × 6.95 × 1.22 in

Published: November 13, 2004

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0847826465

ISBN - 13: 9780847826469

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History Of Beauty

by Umberto Eco

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.52 × 6.95 × 1.22 in

Published: November 13, 2004

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0847826465

ISBN - 13: 9780847826469

About the Book

"What is beauty? What is art? What is taste and fashion? Is beauty something to be observed coolly and rationally or is it something dangerously involving?" So begins Umberto Eco's intriguing journey into the aesthetics of beauty, in which he explores the ever-changing concept of the beautiful from the ancient Greeks to today.

From the Publisher

Now in paperback, Umberto Eco's groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy's finest and most important contemporary thinkers, explores the nature, the meaning, and the very history of the idea of beauty in Western culture. The profound and subtle text is lavishly illustrated with abundant examples of sublime painting and sculpture and lengthy quotations from writers and philosophers. This is the first paperback edition of History of Beauty, making this intellectual and philosophical journey with one of the world's most acclaimed thinkers available in a more compact and affordable format.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Umberto Eco is the author of many best-selling novels, including The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, as well as many acclaimed nonfiction works. He is currently professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna.


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