Umberto Eco, one of the world's most acclaimed Italian thinkers, explores in this book the idea of beauty in Western culture, its nature and meaning.
Ed. Debolsillo / 2010
14,6 x 20,4 cm
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Now in paperback, Umberto Eco's innovative and acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, one of Italy's most important contemporary thinkers, explores the nature, meaning and the history of the idea of beauty in Western culture.
The deep and subtle text is luxuriously illustrated with abundant examples of sublime painting and sculpture and long quotations from writers and philosophers. This is the first pocket edition of History of Beauty, which makes this intellectual and philosophical journey with one of the world's most acclaimed thinkers is available in a more compact and affordable format.