History of Beauty

ISBN-10: 0847826465

ISBN-13: 9780847826469

Edition: 2004

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, and The Prague Cementary.

Introduction
Comparative Tables
Nude Venus
Nude Adonis
Clothed Venus
Clothed Adonis
Face and Hair of Venus
Face and Hair of Adonis
Madonna
Jesus
Kings
Queens
Proportions
The Aesthetic Ideal in Ancient Greece
The Chorus of the Muses
The Artist's Idea of Beauty
The Beauty of the Philosophers
Apollonian and Dionysiac
The Gods of Delphi
From the Greeks to Nietzsche
Beauty as Proportion and Harmony
Number and Music
Architectonic Proportion
The Human Body
The Cosmos and Nature
The Other Arts
Conformity with the Purpose
Proportion in History
Light and Color in the Middle Ages
Light and Color
God as Light
Light, Wealth, and Poverty
Ornamentation
Color in Poetry and Mysticism
Color in Everyday Life
The Symbolism of Color
Theologians and Philosophers
The Beauty of Monsters
A Beautiful Portrayal of Ugliness
Legendary and Marvelous Beings
Ugliness in Universal Symbolism
Ugliness as a Requirement for Beauty
Ugliness as a Natural Curiosity
From the Pastourelle to the Donna Angelicata
Sacred and Profane Love
Ladies and Troubadours
Ladies and Knights
Poets and Impossible Loves
Magic Beauty between the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Beauty Between Invention and Imitation of Nature
The Simulacrum
Suprasensible Beauty
The Venuses
Ladies and Heroes
The Ladies...
...and the Heroes
Practical Beauty...
...and Sensual Beauty
From Grace to Disquieting Beauty
Toward a Subjective and Manifold Beauty
Mannerism
The Crisis of Knowledge
Melancholy
Agudeza, Wit, Conceits...
Reaching Out for the Absolute
Reason and Beauty
The Dialectic of Beauty
Rigor and Liberation
Palaces and Gardens
Classicism and Neoclassicism
Heroes, Bodies, and Ruins
New Ideas, New Subjects
Women and Passions
The Free Play of Beauty
Cruel and Gloomy Beauty
The Sublime
A New Concept of Beauty
The Sublime Is the Echo of a Great Soul
The Sublime in Nature
The Poetics of Ruins
The "Gothic" Style in Literature
Edmund Burke
Kant's Sublime
Romantic Beauty
Romantic Beauty
Romantic Beauty and the Beauty of the Old Romances
The Vague Beauty of Je Ne Sais Quoi
Romanticism and Rebellion
Truth, Myth, and Irony
Gloomy, Grotesque, Melancholic
Lyrical Romanticism
The Religion of Beauty
Aesthetic Religion
Dandyism
Flesh, Death, and the Devil
Art for Art's Sake
Against the Grain
Symbolism
Aesthetic Mysticism
The Ecstasy Within Things
The Impression
The New Object
Solid Victorian Beauty
Iron and Glass: The New Beauty
From Art Nouveau to Art Deco
Organic Beauty
Articles of Everyday Use: Criticism, Commercialization, Mass Production
The Beauty of Machines
The Beautiful Machine?
From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
From the Fifteenth Century to the Baroque
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Twentieth Century
From Abstract Forms to the Depths of Material
"Seek His Statues among the Stones"
The Contemporary Re-Assessment of Material
The Ready Made
From Reproduced to Industrial Material to the Depths of Material
The Beauty of the Media
The Beauty of Provocation or the Beauty of Consumption?
The Avant-Garde, or the Beauty of Provocation
The Beauty of Consumption
Bibliographical References of Anthology Translations
Index of Anthology Authors
Index of Artists
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