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Umberto Eco

(b. 1932) Italian novelist and semiotician

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Eco, Umberto

Eco, Umberto (b. 1932)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,532 words

(b. 1932), Italian aesthetician, novelist, and critic of art.

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semiotics

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[Ge]The study of the ways in which non‐linguistic phenomena can generate meaning. In archaeology this is especially important because of its focus on material culture which is well known as a means ...
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