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The Infinity of Lists

The Infinity of Lists

by Umberto Eco

Publisher: Rizzoli
ISBN: 9780847832965
Pages: 408
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 11 Mb
Date posting: 2021-04-14
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Best-selling author and philosopher Umberto Eco is currently resident at the Louvre, and his chosen theme of study is "the vertigo of lists." Reflecting on this enormous trove of human achievements, in his lyrical intellectual style he has embarked on an investigation of the phenomenon of cataloging and collecting. This book, featuring lavish reproductions of artworks from the Louvre and other world-famous collections, is a philosophical and artistic sequel to Eco’s recent acclaimed books, History of Beauty and On Ugliness, books in which he delved into the psychology, philosophy, history, and art of human forms. Eco is a modern-day Diderot, and here he examines the Western mind’s predilection for list-making and the