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The Open Work

Umberto Eco

Translated by Anna Cancogni

Introduction by David Robey

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674639768

Publication Date: 04/03/1989

Academic Trade

320 pages

6 x 9 inches


  • 1. The Poetics of the Open Work
  • 2. Analysis of Poetic Language
  • 3. Openness, Information, Communication
  • 4. The Open Work in the Visual Arts
  • 5. Chance and Plot: Television and Aesthetics
  • 6. Form as Social Commitment
  • 7. Form and Interpretation in Luigi Pareyson’s Aesthetics
  • 8. Two Hypotheses about the Death of Art
  • 9. The Structure of Bad Taste
  • 10. Series and Structure
  • 11. The Death of the Gruppo 63
  • Notes
  • Index

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