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Translation of: Opera aperta, and other essays.
Bibliography: p. -275.
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 -- The structure of bad taste -- Series and structure -- The death of the Gruppo.
"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 response 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." -- Back cover.