Shoes

Shoes

A History From Sandals to Sneakers

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A richly illustrated history of shoes offers a collection of entertaining essays that cover everything from sneakers to the stiletto, as well as such topics as the role of shoes in religious ritual, the modern cult of shoe designers, shoe lacing, military footwear, shoes and masculinity, and what shoes say about gender, class, personality, taste, and politics. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

A visually stunning jaunt through the history of shoes.


Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes--especially anyone who does so with a passion--knows that shoes are much more than functional objects. From the sneaker to the stiletto, shoes have become potent signifiers of gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics. This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing, medieval fears about long-toed shoes, and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a 23-inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers. With 170 color photos and 30 black and white illustrations, the essays will entertain and inform casual shoe shoppers and fashionistas alike.



Eloquence
A visually stunning jaunt through the history of shoes.

Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes--especially anyone who does so with a passion--knows that shoes are much more than functional objects. From the sneaker to the stiletto, shoes have become potent signifiers of gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics. This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing, medieval fears about long-toed shoes, and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a 23-inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers. With 170 color photos and 30 black and white illustrations, the essays will entertain and inform casual shoe shoppers and fashionistas alike.


Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006
Edition: English edition
ISBN: 9781845204433
1845204433
Branch Call Number: 391.413 SHOES
Characteristics: 439 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Riello, Giorgio
McNeil, Peter 1966-

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