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History Of Beauty
History Of Beauty
 
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Author : Umberto Eco
Publisher : Rizzoli
ISBN# : 978-0-8478-2646-9
Pages : 438
Price :INR 2363
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What is beauty? What is art? What is taste and fashion? Is beauty something to be observed coolly and rationally or is it something dangerously involving? So begins Umberto Eco`s intriguing journey into the aesthetics of beauty, a journey in which he explores the ever-changing concept of the beautiful from the ancient Greeks to today and questions the values that accompany the way we register beauty, both past and present. While closely examining the development of the visual arts, and drawing broadens his inquries to consider a range of concepts, including the idea of love, the unattainable woman, natural inspiration versus numeric formulas, and the continuing importance of ugliness, cruely and even the demonic.
 
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