"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 ...Show synopsis"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 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.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Now in paperback, Umberto Eco's groundbreaking and much...New. 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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A truly beautiful book that is well organized and superbly illustrated. The pictures compliment the text and illuminate the author's comments. It is a book to be in any library not only to read completely but to be used as a reference and to be savoured as needed when looking up an artistic or literary nugget.
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