Book of Hearts, the
The Book of Hearts by Francesca Gavin
- Condition: New
- Type: Paperback
- Language - English
- 159 Pages
- 13.97 cm x 1.27cm x 17.78cm (5.5" x .05" x 7")
- Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
- December 2013
I'm sure we've all noticed how the heart shape looks nothing like a human heart. So where did that shape come from? Well, you may not get the answer to this particular question, but you will get the copious amounts of way the heart has been used in culture, from cults to greeting cards. It's a fun little book that'll keep you flipping through the pages. You may find yourself taking it down off your self over and over again to take a gander at the beautiful and unique heart illustrations throughout.
This collection of heart imagery highlights how a universal symbol can be creatively interpreted and constantly reinvented. It captures the breadth of art and design imagery exploring the meaning and representation of hearts. Although the focus is on the contemporary, it also touches on the history of the symbol - from the Sacred Heart cult to the invention of the Valentine, from heart tattoos to pictograms.
The Book of Hearts is an exploration of the meaning and representation of love and emotion through one of the most recognizable signs in the world.
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