Monday, December 29, 2008

La bruttezza e la bellezza di Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco's fascinating journey into the aesthetics of beauty and ugliness explores the ever-changing concept of the beautiful and the ugly from the ancient Greeks to the present day. These two illustrated books consider a range of concepts, including the human body, architectonic proportion, the symbolism of color and the continuing importance of ugliness, cruelty and even the demonic in art, poetry and literature.

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