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On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea

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Sumptuously illustrated and fascinatingly written - a vast store of wisdom about the nature of beauty itself. On Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics, but Umberto Eco draws on both these disciplines to define the ideas of beauty that have informed us from the classical world to modern times. In terms of form and style, On Beauty has been conceived for a vast and diverse readership. Packed with examples from painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, the decorative arts and literature, ...

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On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea
2010, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857050205


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