Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Paperback | February 8, 2002

byUmberto EcoTranslated byHugh Bredin

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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.

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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 cu...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 8, 2002Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300093047

ISBN - 13:9780300093049

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