Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

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In this volume, the Italian novelist and playwright Umberto Eco aims to present a learned summary of mediaeval 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 mediaeval culture.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 124.46 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Yale University Press
  • New HavenUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0300093047
  • 9780300093049
  • 88,365

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"A delightful study... Eco's remarkably lucid and readable essay is full of contemporary relevance and informed by the energies of a man in love with his subject." Robert Taylor, Boston Globe "The book lays out so many exciting ideas and interesting facts that readers will find it gripping." Washington Post Book World "A lively introduction to the subject." Michael Camille, The Burlington Magazine "If you want to become acquainted with medieval aesthetics, you will not find a more scrupulously researched, better written (or better translated), intelligent and illuminating introduction than Eco's short volume." D. C. Barrett, Art Monthly

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About Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco is the author of many books, including The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Experiences in Translation, and The Island of the Day Before.

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