Book #15635

Opera Aperta

Umberto Eco
Opera Aperta. Umberto Eco.

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Second Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
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, [4] pages.

Price: $410.00

Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.

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