The Book of the Heart

The Book of the Heart

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the role of the human heart in history, from its natural anatomy and symbolism in various religious cultures, to its depiction in art, music, and literature.

Blackwell North Amer
The Book of the Heart is a comprehensive look at the heart in all its forms - the physical heart, the religious heart, the heart in art, and the heart as the center of love. Author Louisa Young peers into our feelings about the anatomical heart, looking at the ancient beliefs about the anatomy of the heart as well as the very modern techniques that go into heart transplants. She unveils the heart in religious practices from the ancient Egyptians to the Aztecs to modern Christianity. She includes art from every age and across the world, illustrating how the heart has come to depict, universally, the center of love.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2003
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S
ISBN: 9780385501736
0385501730
Branch Call Number: 398.353 YOU
Characteristics: xxix, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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