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The infinity of lists

Author: Umberto Eco; Musée du Louvre.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2009.
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Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eco, Umberto.
Infinity of lists.
New York : Rizzoli, 2009
(OCoLC)707188149
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Musée du Louvre.
ISBN: 9780847832965 0847832961
OCLC Number: 316030369
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition The infinity of lists, presented by the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in November 2009 and organized by Umberto Eco"--Page facing title page.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The shield and its form --
The list and the catalogue --
The visual list --
The ineffable --
Lists of things --
Lists of places --
There are lists and lists --
Exchanges between list and form --
The rhetoric of enumeration --
Lists of mirabilia --
Collections and treasures --
The Wunderkammer --
Definition by list of properties versus definition by essence --
The Aristotelian telescope --
Excess, from Rabelais onwards --
Coherent excess --
Chaotic enumeration --
Mass-media lists --
Lists of vertigos --
Exchanges between practical and poetic lists --
A non-normal list.
Other Titles: Vertigine della lista.
Responsibility: Umberto Eco ; translation by Alastair McEwen.
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Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness.

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