Book #15723

Kai Fang De Zuo Pin [the Open Work - Opera Aperta] - 1st Chinese Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco
Kai Fang De Zuo Pin [the Open Work - Opera Aperta] - 1st Chinese Edition/1st Printing. Umberto Eco.

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Beijing: Beijing Shi : Xin Xing Chu Ban She, 2005.
ISBN: 7801487540

First Chinese edition/first printing, not listed in Contursi, Fine condition in pictorial wraps with French flaps. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi.

Eco's seminal, revolutionary work in the field of semiotics and critical theory, a collection of essays pre-dating his move toward semiotics. 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 Chinese.

Price: $89.00

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.