On Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics, but Umberto Eco draws on both these disciplines to define the ideas of beauty that have informed us from the classical world to modern times. Packed with examples from painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, the decorative arts and literature, it offers a rich and intelligent panorama of this huge subject.
Title: On Beauty - A History of a Western Idea
Author: Umberto Eco (ed)
Year of publication: 2010
Publishing: MacLehose Press
Number of pages: 438 with color illustrations
Format: 20.5 x 14.5 x 2.5
Binding method: Paperback