Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Beijing: Beijing Shi : Xin Xing Chu Ban She, 2005.
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.