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History of Beauty by Umberto Eco
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Feb 13, 2008

it was amazing
Read in December, 2004

A gift from friends, I might not have picked this up myself in a bookstore to look at because of the title even though the author is Umberto Eco. However, it is sumptuous in both visual images and written imagery. You can feast on it or pick it up now and again for a tasty tidbit. Perhaps most interesting is the juxtaposition of death and the fecund, of horror and the sublime--we must be able to appreciate what is truly beautiful after all.

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