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Art and beauty in the Middle Ages

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture. -- Publisher's website.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0300036760 9780300036763 0300042078 9780300042078
OCLC Number: 15488935
Language Note: Translation from the Italian.
Notes: "Published in 1959 as 'Sviluppo dell'estetica medievale', a single chapter of a four volume handbook on the history of aesthetics, written by various authors"--Preface.
Description: x, 131 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The medieval aesthetic sensibility --
Transcendental beauty --
The aesthetics of proportion --
The aesthetics of light --
Symbol and allegory --
Aesthetic perception --
The aesthetics of the organism --
Development and decline of the aesthetics of the organism --
Theories of art --
Inspiration and the status of art --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Arte e bellezza nell'estetica medievale.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translated by Hugh Bredin.

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In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture. -- Publisher's website.

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