Infinity of Lists by Umberto Eco

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Reflecting on the enormous trove of human achievements at the Louvre, bestselling author and philosopher Eco embarks on an investigation of the phenomenon of cataloging and collecting. From medieval reliquaries to Andy Warhol's compulsive collecting, Eco shows how such catalogues mirror the spirit of their times.
 

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UMBERTO ECO is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the best-selling author of numerous novels and essays. He lives in Italy.
 
Published January 1, 2009 by Rizzoli. 408 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.

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Like his recent On Beauty and On Ugliness, The Infinity of Lists is really an anthology – this time of textual and visual lists (from Homer to Salvador Dalí) – with some commentary from Eco interspersed, amounting to perhaps 70 out of 400 handsomely produced and beautifully illustrated pages.

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