The Resource The open work, Umberto Eco ; translated by Anna Cancogni ; with an introduction by David Robey

The open work, Umberto Eco ; translated by Anna Cancogni ; with an introduction by David Robey

Label
The open work
Title
The open work
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Eco ; translated by Anna Cancogni ; with an introduction by David Robey
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
More than twenty years after its original appearance in Italian, The Open Work remains significant for its powerful concept of "openness"--the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance--and for its striking anticipation of two major themes of contemporary literary theory: the element of multiplicity and plurality in art, and the insistence on literary response as an interactive process between reader and text. The questions Umberto Eco raises, and the answers he suggests, are intertwined in the continuing debate on literature, art, and culture in general.This entirely new edition, edited for the English-language audience with the approval of Eco himself, includes an authoritative introduction by David Robey that explores Eco's thought at the period of The Open Work, prior to his absorption in semiotics. The book now contains key essays on Eco's mentor Luigi Pareyson, on television and mass culture, and on the politics of art. Harvard University Press will publish separately and simultaneously the extended study of James Joyce that was originally part of The Open Work, entitled The Aesthetics of Chaosmos: The Middle Ages of James Joyce. The Open Work explores a set of issues in aesthetics that remain central to critical theory, and does so in a characteristically vivid style. Eco's convincing manner of presenting ideas and his instinct for the lively example are threaded compellingly throughout. This book is at once a major treatise in modern aesthetics and an excellent introduction to Eco's thought
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eco, Umberto
Dewey number
111/.85
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.E29213 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • Wiener, Norbert
  • Aesthetics
  • Poetry
  • Semiotics
Label
The open work, Umberto Eco ; translated by Anna Cancogni ; with an introduction by David Robey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Opera aperta, and other essays
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The structure of bad taste
  • Series and structure
  • The death of the Gruppo
  • The poetics of the open work
  • Analysis of poetic language
  • Openness, information, communication
  • The open work in the visual arts
  • Chance and plot: television and aesthetics
  • Form as social commitment
  • Form and interpretation in Luigi Pareyson's aesthetics
  • Two hypotheses about the death of art
Control code
ocm18291717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780674639768
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
88021399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)18291717
Label
The open work, Umberto Eco ; translated by Anna Cancogni ; with an introduction by David Robey
Publication
Note
Translation of: Opera aperta, and other essays
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The structure of bad taste
  • Series and structure
  • The death of the Gruppo
  • The poetics of the open work
  • Analysis of poetic language
  • Openness, information, communication
  • The open work in the visual arts
  • Chance and plot: television and aesthetics
  • Form as social commitment
  • Form and interpretation in Luigi Pareyson's aesthetics
  • Two hypotheses about the death of art
Control code
ocm18291717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780674639768
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
88021399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)18291717

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