Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Second Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Milano: Bompiani, 1967.
Second edition/first printing, revised and enlarged: "2a edizione riveduta e ampliata" on front cover, "II edizione" on copyright page, Delfini-Cultura, Contursi A004b. Unread Fine condition in original wrappers. Signed by author Umberto Eco on the title page. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi. A scarce copy of the second edition.
Eco's seminal, revolutionary work in the field of semiotics and critical theory, a collection of essays pre-dating his move toward semiotics. Opera Aperta (The Open Work) discusses the powerful concept of "openness", the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance. In the original Italian language; 284,  pages.