The eclectism of Umberto Eco gives vertigo: philosopher, medievalist, semiotician, international columnist, translator of French and British nineteenth-century authors, world specialist of James Joyce, friend and librettist of musicians such as Luciano Berio and great connoisseur of contemporary art. He wrote numerous essays and five novels. In 2004 he edited the volume illustrated History of Beauty followed in 2007 by the History of Ugliness. In November 2009 was invited by the Louvre in Paris, where he supervised the review of The Vertigo of the List, which inspired his latest book.
Monday January 25th at Palazzo Grassi, 5pm