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The Resource On ugliness, edited by Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen

On ugliness, edited by Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen

Label
On ugliness
Title
On ugliness
Statement of responsibility
edited by Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In a companion volume to his "History of Beauty," the renowned philosopher and cultural critic analyzes our attraction to the gruesome, horrific, and repellant in visual culture and the arts, drawing on abundant examples of painting and sculpture, ranging from antiquity to the works of Bosch, Goya, and others
Cataloging source
YDX
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Storia della bruttezza
Dewey number
111/.8509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Eco, Umberto
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  • Ugliness
  • Aesthetics
  • Ugliness in art
  • Art
  • Aesthetics
  • Art
  • Art and philosophy
Label
On ugliness, edited by Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Original hardover edition first published in the United States of American in 2007 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-446) and indexes
Contents
I. Ugliness in the classical world. 1. A world dominated by beauty? ; 2. The Greek world and horror -- II. Passion, death, martyrdom. 1. The "pancalistic" view of the universe ; 2. The suffering of Christ ; 3. Martyrs, hermits, penitents ; 4. The triumph of death -- III. The apocalypse, hell, and the devil. 1. A universe of horrors ; 2. Hell ; 3. The metamorphoses of the devil -- IV. Monsters and portents. 1. Prodigies and monsters ; 2. An aesthetic of the immeasurable ; 3. The moralization of monsters ; 4. The Mirabilia ; 5. The fate of monsters -- V. The ugly, the comic, and the obscene. 1. Priapus ; 2. Satires on the peasantry and carnival festivities ; 3. Renaissance and liberation ; 4. Caricature -- VI. The ugliness of woman from antiquity to the baroque period. 1. The anti-female tradition ; 2. Mannerism and the baroque -- VII. The devil in the modern world. 1. From rebellious Satan to poor Mephistopheles ; 2. The demonstration of the enemy -- VIII. Witchcraft, satanism, sadism. 1. Witches ; 2. Satanism, sadism, and the taste for cruelty -- IX. Physica curiosa. 1. Lunar births and disembowelled corpses ; 2. Physiognomy -- X. Romanticism and the redemption of ugliness. 1. The philosophies of ugliness ; 2. The ugly and the damned ; 3. The ugly and the unhappy ; 4. The unhappy and the ill -- XI. The uncanny -- XII. Iron towers and ivory towers. 1. Industrial ugliness ; 2. Decadentism and the licentiousness and the ugly -- XIII. The avant-garde and the triumph of ugliness -- XIV. The ugliness of others, kitsch, and camp. 1. The ugliness of others ; 2. Kitsch ; 3. Camp -- XV. Ugliness today
Control code
ocn761386903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
455 p.
Isbn
9780847837236
Lccn
2011927202
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)761386903
Label
On ugliness, edited by Umberto Eco ; translated by Alastair McEwen
Publication
Note
"Original hardover edition first published in the United States of American in 2007 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-446) and indexes
Contents
I. Ugliness in the classical world. 1. A world dominated by beauty? ; 2. The Greek world and horror -- II. Passion, death, martyrdom. 1. The "pancalistic" view of the universe ; 2. The suffering of Christ ; 3. Martyrs, hermits, penitents ; 4. The triumph of death -- III. The apocalypse, hell, and the devil. 1. A universe of horrors ; 2. Hell ; 3. The metamorphoses of the devil -- IV. Monsters and portents. 1. Prodigies and monsters ; 2. An aesthetic of the immeasurable ; 3. The moralization of monsters ; 4. The Mirabilia ; 5. The fate of monsters -- V. The ugly, the comic, and the obscene. 1. Priapus ; 2. Satires on the peasantry and carnival festivities ; 3. Renaissance and liberation ; 4. Caricature -- VI. The ugliness of woman from antiquity to the baroque period. 1. The anti-female tradition ; 2. Mannerism and the baroque -- VII. The devil in the modern world. 1. From rebellious Satan to poor Mephistopheles ; 2. The demonstration of the enemy -- VIII. Witchcraft, satanism, sadism. 1. Witches ; 2. Satanism, sadism, and the taste for cruelty -- IX. Physica curiosa. 1. Lunar births and disembowelled corpses ; 2. Physiognomy -- X. Romanticism and the redemption of ugliness. 1. The philosophies of ugliness ; 2. The ugly and the damned ; 3. The ugly and the unhappy ; 4. The unhappy and the ill -- XI. The uncanny -- XII. Iron towers and ivory towers. 1. Industrial ugliness ; 2. Decadentism and the licentiousness and the ugly -- XIII. The avant-garde and the triumph of ugliness -- XIV. The ugliness of others, kitsch, and camp. 1. The ugliness of others ; 2. Kitsch ; 3. Camp -- XV. Ugliness today
Control code
ocn761386903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
455 p.
Isbn
9780847837236
Lccn
2011927202
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)761386903

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