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Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics but Umberto Eco draws on the histories of both these disciplines to define the ideas of beauty that have informed sensibilities from the classical world to modern times. In terms of form and style, Beauty has been conceived for a vast and diversified readership: taking in painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, the decorative arts, novels and poems, it offers a rich and intelligent panorama of this huge subject. It traces the philosophy of aesthetics through history and examines some of the many treatises that have sought to define it. Beauty is Umberto Eco at his most captivating and eclectic: we read not only of Botticelli and Michelangelo but of how the fashion of the 1960s owes much to ancient Egyptian dress, and how ancient Roman and eighteenth-century hairstyles have much in common. It makes the familiar new, and sheds a brilliant new light on the unfamiliar. Illustrated in full colour throughout and produced to the highest standards, Beauty is an indispensable book.

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November 3rd, 2019

Photo from Baharuddin

mohon izin share, bapak ibu…. 🙏

September 2nd, 2019

Floating City

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December 26th, 2018

Get the wrong end of stick

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November 26th, 2018

Selamat jalan mas Ovie

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November 22nd, 2018

Leave debating

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November 21st, 2018

SHIFT THE_KIMONO

  This story is actually embarrassing me to tell. But since I was keceplosan in my sms and you asked […]

November 21st, 2018

On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea by Umberto Eco

Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics but Umberto Eco draws on the histories of […]

November 18th, 2018

Proposed Roads to Freedom by Bertrand Russell

Most men and women pass through life without ever considering or criticizing either their own conditions or those of the […]

November 15th, 2018

Lost in life in translation

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November 15th, 2018

Maaf

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