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Download Book ´ Vertigine della lista Í 408 pages ´ 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 forOur 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 The hefty portfolio concludes with a poem by Apollinaire and I found myself sighing and drifting again through the arresting collection of images I read the sections by Burton Pynchon and Calvino a number of times This is a great book to keep at home not designed for portability

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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 I was going to buy this from the London Review Bookstore one of my top 10 favorite bookstores but didn't It was just too heavy I was already laden with computer and photography euipment In heels Raining Another time

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Vertigine della listaIn 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 A gorgeous book filled with amazing images wonderful commentary of course by Eco and very cool excerpts from a variety of literature Some of this stuff is obscure to say the least This is a book to be savored and I anticipate I'll be enjoying it for a lifetime