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The Book of Hearts

The Book of Hearts

Laurence King

By Francesca Gavin


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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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Size: 7.125 x 5.625 in;
Pages: 160 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: December 2013
ISBN: 9781780673318
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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