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Heart Stones
$12.95
Hardcover
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Feb.01.2008
  • 9780810994652
  • Abrams Books

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A heart stone is one of nature's gifts. Heart stones are not rare or precious in the typical sense--a good scour of a beach with any stones at all will usually turn up one or two heart-shaped stones. But heart stones, lifted from their obscurity, with all of their cracks and blemishes, lopsided and imperfect, are simply the best find on any beach. Beachcombers collect them, keep them as talismans, and give them to friends and lovers. Josie Iselin, author of Abrams' very popular Beach Stones, has put together a magical collection of 100 heart stones, and each one expresses a universal feeling. Love, passion, admiration, obsession, reassurance, joy, intrigue, comfort, wonder, and many other human emotions seem to be portrayed in these homely but appealing objects. This little book can bring great pleasure to anyone who has ever sought inspiration and solace in nature.
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A heart stone is one of nature's gifts. Heart stones are not rare or precious in the typical sense--a good scour of a beach with any stones at all will usually turn up one or two heart-shaped stones. But heart stones, lifted from their obscurity, with all of their cracks and blemishes, lopsided and imperfect, are simply the best find on any beach. Beachcombers collect them, keep them as talismans, and give them to friends and lovers.

Josie Iselin, author of Abrams' very popular Beach Stones, has put together a magical collection of 100 heart stones, and each one expresses a universal feeling. Love, passion, admiration, obsession, reassurance, joy, intrigue, comfort, wonder, and many other human emotions seem to be portrayed in these homely but appealing objects. This little book can bring great pleasure to anyone who has ever sought inspiration and solace in nature.

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I was at the beach recently, on a foggy day. The tide was right and the assortment of stones was infinite. The slow meander, with eyes down, scanning for pebbles–deciding which to leave and which to pick up—was a meditative and calming time. But when my eye fell upon a heart-shaped stone, bejeweled with white flecks of fossil, my pulse quickened. This was a keeper.

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This is a tiny, cute book; a thoughtful and loving gift for just about anyone.

About Josie

Josie Iselin is a photographer and book designer living in San Francisco.  Her six books (thus far) are a unique mix of art and science, sensibility and the awe-inspiring in the everyday.She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from SF State...

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