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The Infinity of Lists: An Illustrated Essay

By Umberto Eco

The Infinity of Lists: An Illustrated Essay

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Started reading:
2010-01-30 08:28:31
Finished reading:
2010-01-30 13:28:58


Rating: 5

A fascinating collection of images and excerpts from a variety of literary works, categorized and prefaced by Eco. The works are wide-ranging from ancient to modern. The book suffers primarily from layout, since it’s sometimes unclear when one section ends and another begins with no interstitial material and an unexceptional limited use of typeface. The images are striking, but many of them have some much detail that it gets lost due to the size of the images. A larger format would likely have worked better (along the lines of standard coffee table books). In all, it’s an interesting cross-section of works and displays the penchant mankind has for ordering and creating lists.

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