History of Beauty

History of Beauty

Book - 2004
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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2004.
ISBN: 9780847826469
Branch Call Number: 700.1 H673
Characteristics: 438 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eco, Umberto


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Nov 27, 2017

We learned a lot from reading this book. However, the art photos in the book come with only very brief descriptions with no introduction as in why they are related to each chapter. The writing style and tone academia and rather dry.

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