The Book of Hearts

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Overview

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...

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Overview

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 recognisable signs in the world.

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Writer/curator/editor Francesca Gavin (100 New Artists; Creative Space) keeps her eyes open. Her latest offering is a trade paperback about a symbol most of us take for granted unless it's directed at us on special days. Hearts, indeed, have become a near universal symbol, but as paperback demonstrates convincingly, they manifest in hundreds of different ways. An unconventional, imaginative Valentine's Day gift choice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780673318
  • Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/10/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 930,408
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesca Gavin is Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused and Art Editor of Twin. She is the author of 100 New Artists, Creative Space, and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and her curatorial work includes "The Dark Cube" at the Palais de Tokyo. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Elle, GQ, Blueprint, TimeOut, and Wallpaper*.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Great book, very interesting graphics, makes for a great gift or

    Great book, very interesting graphics, makes for a great gift or addition
    to your own collection.

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