On Ugliness [Audiobook] download free by Professor Of Semiotics Umberto Eco

On Ugliness Audiobook download free by Professor Of Semiotics Umberto Eco
  • Listen audiobook: On Ugliness
  • Author: Professor Of Semiotics Umberto Eco
  • Release date: 2016/5/30
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780847837236
  • Rating: 9.35 of 10
  • Votes: 696
  • Review by: Astrid Thrasher
  • Review rating: 7.9 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/11
  • Duration: 5H39M47S in 256 kbps (91.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-09
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, MP3, MPEG-4 ALS, WMA, WAV, FLAC (compression GZ, CBZ, RAR, CAB, TBZ, ZIP, 7-ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 456
  • Includes a PDF summary of 47 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 35M28S (9.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty, renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco's On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual culture and the arts. What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome and the horrible? Where does the magnetic appeal of the sordid and the scandalous come from? Is ugliness also in the eye of the beholder? Eco's encyclopedic knowledge and captivating storytelling skills combine in this ingenious study of the Ugly, revealing that what we often shield ourselves from and shun in everyday life is what we're most attracted to subliminally. Topics range from Milton's Satan to Goethe's Mephistopheles; from witchcraft and medieval torture tactics to martyrs, hermits, and penitents; from lunar births and disemboweled corpses to mythic monsters and sideshow freaks; and from Decadentism and picturesque ugliness to the tacky, kitsch, and camp, and the aesthetics of excess and vice. With abundant examples of painting and sculpture ranging from ancient Greek amphorae to Bosch, Brueghel, and Goya among others, and with quotations from the most celebrated writers and philosophers of each age, this provocative discussion explores in-depth the concepts of evil, depravity, and darkness in art and literature. From the Hardcover edition.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy: Aesthetics, Art History, Literary Studies: General, Art Treatments & Subjects
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 36.23 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x208x25mm
  • Weight: 839g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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