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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages
Author: Umberto Eco
ISBN 13: 9780300093049
ISBN 10: 300093047
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002
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In this book, the Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the relationship that existed between the aesthetic theories and the artistic experience and practice of medieval culture.


More than a history of theory,this essay is an absorbing synthesis of theology,science,poetry,and mysticism with artistic theory and practice providing comprehensive insight into medieval culture.