History of Beauty (Paperback)

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By Umberto Eco (Editor)
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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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780847835300
ISBN-10: 0847835308
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: September 21st, 2010
Pages: 440
Language: English