History of Beauty: Edited By Umberto Eco
by Umberto; Translated By Alastair Mcewen / Rizzoli Books Eco
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Format: Hard Cover
Publisher: N.Y. : Rizzoli, 2007, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 438 pages, colour photos and illustrations throughout, a beautiful book, ---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. ---[an] intellectual and philosophical journey with one of the world's most acclaimed thinkers, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.