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Author Eco, Umberto.

Title The infinity of lists / Umberto Eco ; translation by Alastair McEwen.

Publication Info. New York : Rizzoli, 2009.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  709 ECO    AVAILABLE
Description 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Published in conjunction with the exhibition The infinity of lists, presented by the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in November 2009 and organized by Umberto Eco"--P. facing t.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-407) and indexes.
Contents The shield and its form -- The list and the catalogue -- The visual list -- The ineffable -- Lists of things -- Lists of places -- There are lists and lists -- Exchanges between list and form -- The rhetoric of enumeration -- Lists of mirabilia -- Collections and treasures -- The Wunderkammer -- Definition by list of properties versus definition by essence -- The Aristotelian telescope -- Excess, from Rabelais onwards -- Coherent excess -- Chaotic enumeration -- Mass-media lists -- Lists of vertigos -- Exchanges between practical and poetic lists -- A non-normal list.
Summary Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness.
Subject Aesthetics -- History -- Exhibitions.
Catalogs -- History -- Exhibitions.
Lists -- History -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Musée du Louvre.
Added Title Vertigine della lista. English
ISBN 9780847832965

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