The Resource The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love, Marilyn Yalom

The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love, Marilyn Yalom

Label
The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love
Title
The amorous heart
Title remainder
an unconventional history of love
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Yalom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eminent scholar unearths the captivating history of the two-lobed heart symbol from scripture and tapestry to T-shirts and text messages, shedding light on how we have expressed love since antiquity The symmetrical, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy, pendants, the frothy milk on top of a cappuccino, and much else. How can we explain the ubiquity of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom tracks the heart metaphor and heart iconography across two thousand years, through Christian theology, pagan love poetry, medieval painting, Shakespearean drama, Enlightenment science, and into the present. She argues that the symbol reveals a tension between love as romantic and sexual on the one hand, and as religious and spiritual on the other. Ultimately, the heart symbol is a guide to the astonishing variety of human affections, from the erotic to the chaste and from the unrequited to the conjugal"--
  • "The symmetrical, scalloped, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy and candy boxes, cookies and cakes, earrings and pendants, floral arrangements, jewelry containers, vases, soaps, padlocks, and frothy milk on top of a cup of coffee. We see it used as a verb on t-shirts ("I [heart] New York") and in text messages (the incredible variety of heart emojis). In all of its forms, and across borders, continents, and languages, the heart symbol conveys one thing, and one thing only: love. How can we explain the ubiquity and power of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom embarks on an investigation into the heart's mysteries, tracking the heart metaphor and heart iconography across three thousand years and shedding light on how human beings have found, expressed, and experienced love itself"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yalom, Marilyn,
Dewey number
611/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT498.H45
LC item number
Y35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Love symbols
  • HISTORY
  • ART
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Heart
  • Love symbols
Target audience
adult
Label
The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love, Marilyn Yalom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780465094707
Lccn
2017037772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986971751
  • 1706798
  • (OCoLC)ocn986971751
  • 1706798
Label
The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love, Marilyn Yalom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780465094707
Lccn
2017037772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986971751
  • 1706798
  • (OCoLC)ocn986971751
  • 1706798

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