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The final collection from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, on the subjects of art and culture. In this collection of essays we find Umberto Eco's perennial areas of interest explored in a lively and engaging style, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of the art he discusses. In these wide-ranging pieces he explores the roots of our civilization, changing ideas of beauty, our obsession with conspiracies and the emblematic heroes of the great narrative, ...

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    • Title: On the Shoulders of Giants by Umberto Eco
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780674240896, 0674240898
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    • Edition: 2019
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