Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics but Umberto Eco draws on the histories of both these disciplines to define the ideas of beauty that have informed sensibilities from the classical world to modern times. In terms of form and style, Beauty has been conceived for a vast and diversified readership: taking in painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, the decorative arts, novels and poems, it offers a rich and intelligent panorama of this huge subject. It traces the philosophy of aesthetics through history and examines some of the many treatises that have sought to define it. Beauty is Umberto Eco at his most captivating and eclectic: we read not only of Botticelli and Michelangelo but of how the fashion of the 1960s owes much to ancient Egyptian dress, and how ancient Roman and eighteenth-century hairstyles have much in common. It makes the familiar new, and sheds a brilliant new light on the unfamiliar. Illustrated in full colour throughout and produced to the highest standards, Beauty is an indispensable book.
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Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of The Day Before and, most recently, Baudolino. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.Review:
"A book to ogle, but also a subtle provocative cultural history" Peter Conrad, Observer 20041221
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Descrizione libro Secker & Warburg, UK, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. tidy ex library -d/j is plastic protected -heavy book check postage with us. Codice libro della libreria 44924
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Descrizione libro Secker & Warburg London 2004, 2004. 24.0 x 17.0cms, 438pp, colour illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper The chapters are: the aesthetic ideal in ancient Grece; Apollonian & Dionysiac; beauty as proportion & harmony; light & colour in the middle ages; the beauty of monsters; from the pastourelle to the donna angelicata; magic beauty between the 15th & 16th centuries; ladies & heroes; from grace to disquieting beauty; reason & beauty; the sublime; romantic beauty; the religion of beauty; the new object; the beauty of machines; from abdtract forms to the depths of material; the bauty of the media. Codice libro della libreria 130822
Descrizione libro Secker & Warburg, London, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. VG+ in NF. 438 pages. Light spotting to top outside edge of text block, very light soiling to other edges. Browning to board top and bottom board edges. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, light signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Shipped Weight: 1.37 kilos. ISBN: 0436205173. ISBN/EAN: 9780436205170. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Codice libro della libreria 0001954
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. On Beauty. Codice libro della libreria Grb1063134