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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Aesthetics.,
  • Art -- Philosophy.,
  • Beauty, Personal.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.

Statementedited by Umberto Eco.
ContributionsEco, Umberto.
The Physical Object
Pagination438p. :
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22147186M
ISBN 100436205173

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