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On the shoulders of giants / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.

Eco, Umberto, (author.). McEwen, Alastair, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780674240896
  • ISBN: 0674240898
  • Physical Description: 318 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
This book is a translation of Sulle Spalle dei Giganti (c)2017 La Nave di Teseo Editore, Milano, Italy.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On the shoulders of giants -- Beauty -- Ugliness -- The absolute and the relative -- Beautiful flame -- The invisible -- Paradoxes and aphorisms -- Untruths, lies, falsifications -- On some forms of imperfection in art -- Some revelations on secrecy -- Conspiracy -- Representations of the sacred.
Summary, etc.:
"On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco's life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Art > Philosophy.
Art > Themes, motives.
Art > Philosophy.
Art > Themes, motives.