History of Beauty

History of Beauty

Now in paperback, Umberto Eco?s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy?s finest and most important contemporary thinkers, explores the nature, the meaning, and the very history of the idea of beauty in Western culture. The profound and subtle text is Now in paperback, Umberto Eco?s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success...

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Title:History of Beauty
Author:Umberto Eco
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Genres:Art
ISBN:Storia della bellezza
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

History of Beauty Reviews

  • Ritz
    May 25, 2007

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

  • Caroline
    Sep 14, 2010

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

    This was a bit of a tough read in that it could be slightly boring at times and also lacked a coherent organization or scheme. True, Eco's main point is that there is not necessarily a theme to beauty, but this nonetheless made it a tougher read. The included philosophic tidbits we...

    Although from time to time the writing is a little muddled or the thinking confused, on the whole the short overview sections give a coherent explanation of Eco's understanding of how our thinking about beauty has developed. The overviews are embedded within copious images of paintings...

    I got this for Christmas ages ago and I think it's wedged into a back bookcase. Harper's reposted their review of it though and I might go back: The sensible George Santayana observed that beauty begins with sensation: what we immediately, and especially what children like immediate...

  • Coyle
    Mar 09, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 01, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

  • Psychophant
    Mar 14, 2008

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

  • AyaSuu
    May 10, 2011

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

  • Pollopicu
    Jul 11, 2009

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

  • Stela
    Oct 18, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

  • Neva
    Aug 08, 2009

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

  • J.j.
    Mar 25, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

    This was a bit of a tough read in that it could be slightly boring at times and also lacked a coherent organization or scheme. True, Eco's main point is that there is not necessarily a theme to beauty, but this nonetheless made it a tougher read. The included philosophic tidbits we...

  • Rachel
    Sep 12, 2010

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

  • Kalliope
    Jul 22, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

  • GONZA
    Mar 22, 2015

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

    This was a bit of a tough read in that it could be slightly boring at times and also lacked a coherent organization or scheme. True, Eco's main point is that there is not necessarily a theme to beauty, but this nonetheless made it a tougher read. The included philosophic tidbits we...

    Although from time to time the writing is a little muddled or the thinking confused, on the whole the short overview sections give a coherent explanation of Eco's understanding of how our thinking about beauty has developed. The overviews are embedded within copious images of paintings...

    I got this for Christmas ages ago and I think it's wedged into a back bookcase. Harper's reposted their review of it though and I might go back: The sensible George Santayana observed that beauty begins with sensation: what we immediately, and especially what children like immediate...

    Bellissime immagini, interessanti spiegazioni, alcune note, altre meno. Come al solito Eco risulta ai miei occhi di gran lunga un migliore saggista che romanziere, anche se l'ultima delle sue fatiche letterarie (Tempo Zero) non é mortale come L'isola del giorno prima, anzi. ...

  • Atefeh Ahmadi
    Nov 28, 2011

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

  • Gabriella
    Jun 21, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

  • Agnes Fontana
    Dec 03, 2015

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

  • Mirande
    Jan 16, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

    This was a bit of a tough read in that it could be slightly boring at times and also lacked a coherent organization or scheme. True, Eco's main point is that there is not necessarily a theme to beauty, but this nonetheless made it a tougher read. The included philosophic tidbits we...

    Although from time to time the writing is a little muddled or the thinking confused, on the whole the short overview sections give a coherent explanation of Eco's understanding of how our thinking about beauty has developed. The overviews are embedded within copious images of paintings...

  • Laura Contreras
    Feb 02, 2012

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

  • Ioannis Savvas
    Feb 13, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

  • Barry Marks
    Feb 08, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

  • Kaid Abulatif
    Feb 02, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

    This was a bit of a tough read in that it could be slightly boring at times and also lacked a coherent organization or scheme. True, Eco's main point is that there is not necessarily a theme to beauty, but this nonetheless made it a tougher read. The included philosophic tidbits we...

    Although from time to time the writing is a little muddled or the thinking confused, on the whole the short overview sections give a coherent explanation of Eco's understanding of how our thinking about beauty has developed. The overviews are embedded within copious images of paintings...

    I got this for Christmas ages ago and I think it's wedged into a back bookcase. Harper's reposted their review of it though and I might go back: The sensible George Santayana observed that beauty begins with sensation: what we immediately, and especially what children like immediate...

    Bellissime immagini, interessanti spiegazioni, alcune note, altre meno. Come al solito Eco risulta ai miei occhi di gran lunga un migliore saggista che romanziere, anche se l'ultima delle sue fatiche letterarie (Tempo Zero) non é mortale come L'isola del giorno prima, anzi. ...

    ???????? ???? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ????? ?????? ??????? ????? ?????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???? ??????? ?? ?????:-) ...

  • Jose
    Jan 07, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

  • Jarryn
    May 13, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

  • Bjorn
    Apr 23, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

  • Lingkai
    Aug 31, 2013

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

    Umberto Eco a voulu éviter l'écueil du "beau livre d'art" qu'on vous offre, on répond "Ooooh, merci !!", on regarde au mieux une fois les images, puis on le met sur une étagčre ou sur la table basse du salon et on le lit jamais... Pour déjouer le pičge, Umberto Eco a réduit le ...

    Basically a tour of the art movements over time. Avoiding the big word "Art" next to history, this book is not really about the history of art. It is concerned with beauty. You'd know better, "What is beauty?" is basically an absurd question to ask. I still found it a good read any...

  • JosĂ© LuĂ­s  Fernandes
    Jan 21, 2015

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

    ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???. ??? ???? ?? ?????? ? ?? ?? ??????. ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ?...

    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

    ??? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ??? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????? ??? ?? ?????. ???? ??? ?...

    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...

    I got through this book by pure endurance I built by jogging 2-3 miles a day, 4 times a week. Otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Good thing I have mental stamina. It's gotten me through a lot of difficult times in my life. I loved Umberto's book "On Ugliness". I gave that f...

    Dense. I had to simply assign myself to get through the book. Though I read the book and made an honest attempt to absorb a goodly amount of the information, I suspect that I missed entire theses in my reading. One reason is that the writing in supported with both images and text...

    To begin, I have to confess that I am a huge Umberto Eco fan. I have enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction books penned by him. My only regret is that I have to read English translations as I am not going to learn Italian at this stage of my life. This book to me is a post- m...

    History of beauty=Storia della bellezza, 2nd ed, 2005, Umberto Eco ????? ??????: ????? ??? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ???: ??????? ???? ????? ? ?????: ??? ????? ???????? ? ?????: ??????? ???...

    Lo estuve hojeando, tiene buenas imágenes....leí algunos pasajes, se ve interesante XD ...

    ??, ?? ??????? ???? ?????. ???? ???????? ??????????, ??? ?????? ????????, ????????? ???????????. ? ??, ?? ??? ? ?????????? ???? ????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ...

    This book clearly shows its origin as an electronic resource casually dealing with aesthetics. Not only is it not a "study", but it can feel rather fragmented and incoherent throughout. Eco and De Michele seem to intend this book to serve as "a history" of beauty rather than "the histo...

    History of Beauty is a nice exposition of the History of the concept of beauty. The scholarship by Eco is very good and the book has a lot of illustrations and primary sources to back his claims (although for the 20th century there is a lack of texts). I must just warn that the st...

  • Metin Yılmaz
    Jun 05, 2017

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

  • LuĂ­s C.
    Aug 20, 2014

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

  • Dominika Žáková
    Jan 03, 2018

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

  • Eâ„“â„“is ♥
    May 18, 2018

    Reading Eco?s study On Beauty feels like visiting a Temple with very many chambers. In each room there are texts. There are also images, many of them too and of good quality and they are all photos of art pieces. During this visit we are accompanied by the talk of a commentator...

    Really a 3 1/2 star book, but since that's not an option... This book is misnamed, really "dictionary of Beauty" would be a closer title, while "Umberto Eco's Musings on Beauty in a loosely chronological order with occasionaly quotes about beauty from other thinkers and a boatload o...

    It is a book that is not based on artistic criteria of beauty, but the beauty marked by time, by the concepts, for what it was and was considered beautiful in every season. I think the author exceeds too much the beautiful setting, in keeping with the beauty. He didn't convinced ...

    It's not really a book you read cover to cover, and I guess some of the disappointment many people may feel comes from them picking it up and reading it like that. It is a dictionary a reference, it should open people's mind up to further investigate and research. As someone said the b...

    Even if I agree with most of the reproaches this book received (that it is more a guide than a study, that it is more a triumph of compression than of clarity, that it is too eclectic and so on) I have to say I really enjoyed it. Is this a consequence of my great admiration for Umbert...

    It's an interesting topic: what is beauty? It might seem like a trivial question, but think about it: esthetics run through everything we do. Everything we read, watch, listen to, right down to the houses we live in, the cars we drive, the cans we buy food in are made to correspond to ...

    Güzellik nedir ne de?ildir hakk?nda kapsaml? bir ara?t?rma Güzelli?in Tarihi. Fakat i?leni?den mi yoksa da??n?k gibi görünen farkl? kronolojisinden mi bilemiyorum bir ak?c?l?k sa?layamad? bende. Yer yer bildi?imiz tan?mlamalar ve gerçeklerle kar??la?t?m. Baz...

    Obsa?né, kvalitné, zazdrojované spracovanie. Musím ale prizna?, ?e to bola pre m?a nuda a ?len? zopakovanie vedomostí z vý?ky. Bodaj by som ju ale bola bývala pre?ítala pred ?tátnicami z dejín umenia! ...

    This book takes a lot of stamina to go through. The concept is quite easy: each chapter contains a short description of the period in question and its understanding of beauty, accompanied by important artworks and primary literature. These chapters are often just 3-5 pages. Nevertheles...

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    Compré La Historia de la Belleza para mi tesis sobre estética. Estudio Filosofía y al momento de hacer una tesis sobre estética creo que ya tengo algo de información al respecto, "por este motivo y sólo por este" no recomiendo el libro; es decir no lo recomiendo si lo buscas con ...

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    The book originally was presented as a CD-Rom. Although I like books, I think the idea of the writer would be better experienced in an interactive webpage or digital media. Because a page limits you to what is in it or its neighbours, or a shorter or longer search for a glimpsed idea. ...

    Absolutely disappointing. It's just another collection of selected paragraphs and quotes from historical and philosophical essays concerning Beauty and other aesthetical categories like the Picturesque or the Sublime, with some extra explanations. I expected it to be a new essay by Mr....

    Dal libro: Anche le cose brutte si compongono nell'armonia del mondo per via di proporzione e contrasto. La Bellezza [...] nasce anche da questi contrasti, e anche i mostri hanno una ragione e una dignitŕ nel concetto del creato, anche il male nell'ordine diviene bello e buono perc...