"Eco's short and often pithy chapter introductions, the gorgeous displays of exemplary art, and the generous experts from original texts are a tour de force of curation."
"....a very beautifully produced illustrated volume from Rizzoli, and there’s a positively Millerian moment in it."
"...a splendidly illustrated monograph, The Infinity of Lists: An Illustrated Essay
(Rizzoli) ...is, in essence, a tour through art, literature, and music based on the theme of lists, an investigation of the phenomenon of cataloging and collecting. Additionally, Eco maintains that the impulse to accumulate, to collect, is a reoccurring passion in Western culture."
—The Morning News
About the Author
, semiotician at the University of Bologna, is widely known as one of the finest living authors whose best-selling novels include The Name of the Rose
, Foucault’s Pendulum
, The Island of the Day Before
, and Baudolino