Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages / Edition 2

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages / Edition 2

by Umberto Eco, Hugh Bredin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300093047

ISBN-13: 9780300093049

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093049
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
878,801
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Translator's Note
Preface
Introduction1
IThe Medieval Aesthetic Sensibility4
IITranscendental Beauty17
IIIThe Aesthetics of Proportion28
IVThe Aesthetics of Light43
VSymbol and Allegory52
VIAesthetic Perception65
VIIThe Aesthetics of the Organism74
VIIIDevelopment and Decline of the Aesthetics of the Organism84
IXTheories of Art92
XInspiration and the Status of Art105
XIConclusion116
Bibliography120
Index130

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