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Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Umberto Eco In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints ranks of soldiers catalogues of grotesue creatures or medicinal plants and hordes of treasure This infinity of lists is no coincidence a culture prefers enclosed stable forms when it is sure of its own identity while when faced with a jumbled series of ill defined phenomena it starts making lists The poetics of lists runs througho. Eco's eccentric book is a ramble through the lists catalogues collections and antiuaries that have fashioned our culture You will learn odd facts strange details and obscurities gallore Eco brings his polymathic knowledge and voluminous reading to bear on the subject of listsBeautifuly produced fully illustrated with commentary and collections of uotations literary extracts and poetryThere are lists of all sorts and kinds There are pictures that form kinds of lists collection are lists galleries are lists there are literary lists poetic lists and descriptions that are list likeThere are mundane lists and there are special lists There are finite lists and there are infinite lists There are lists of odities and there are lists of the ordinary and the practical Libraries are lists or imply them Collectors are list makers

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Free download Vertigine della lista 105 á In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints ranks of soldiers catalogues of grotesue creatures or medicinal plants and hordes of treasure This infinity of lists is no coincidence a culture prefers enclosed stable forms when it is sure of its own identity while when faced with a jumbled series of Ut the history of art and literature We do not only see it at work in ancient bestiaries the celestial hosts of angels or the naturalist collections of the 16th century We also find it obliuely from Homer to Joyce from the treasures of Gothic cathedrals to the fantastic landscapes of Bosch and cabinets of curiosities until we get to Andy Warhol and Arman in the 20th century In this 5 col. Umberto Eco will remain a fixture in my fantasy dinner party next to Frederic Chopin and Dorothy Parker There is something heroic and yet humble in his intellect Those that have followed his collaboration with the Louvre have enjoyed his taking unusual themes sometimes brilliant for their obviousness like beauty other times brilliant for their subtle importance like enumeration and watch him walk through the western canon the way michael jordan drives the key Those treating these works as art books however I imagine will be disappointed Eco will own anyone any time on the printed word But unfortunately for the reader the beautiful and strinking artworks are usually given only a cursory mention and serve as side illustrations This betrays Eco as a man of letters not a man of visual arts Which raises the uestion as interesting and well argued and original as the man and his perspectives are why is he writing books for the LouvreFor the fifth star maybe he should consider tying in the works a little

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Vertigine della listaOur illustrated edition Umberto Eco reflects on how the idea of catalogues has changed over the centuries and how from one period to another it has expressed the spirit of the times His essay is accompanied by a literary anthology and a wide selection of works of art illustrating and analysing the texts presented This new illustrated essay is a companion volume to On Beauty and On Ugline. Having a hard time with this book to be honest I am skipping a lot I wish the illustration and art work had the same explanations as the literary works I was surprised by the number of errors and typos I would not recommend this book as a book to read for enjoyment