Shoes An Illustrated History

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-18
  • Publisher: Ava Pub Sa
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From chopines to stilettos, Louis XIV to Louboutin, Shoes: An Illustrated History is the definitive guide to footwear.

Shoes have always been more than just a practical necessity. They reveal the culture of the times in which they were worn the sexual morals, the social power play, as well as the endless shifting of fashion. Rebecca Shawcross takes the reader on a fascinating journey packed with social and historical detail of making and wearing, of the spectacular and the everyday, of conforming and rebelling.

Lavishly illustrated with a dazzling array of shoes from all over the world, Shoes: An Illustrated History tells the extraordinary story of this ultimate object of desire, from antiquity to the present.

Author Biography

Rebecca Shawcross is the Shoe Resources Officer at The Shoe Collection, Northampton Museum, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Medieval Ages-1580s, From the Long, to the Wide to the High
Chapter 2: 1590s-1650s, Heights of Fashion
Chapter 3: 1660s-1720s, Buckle My Shoe
Chapter 4: 1720s-1780s, Elegant Footwear
Chapter 5 : 1790s-1830s, Vive La Révolution
Chapter 6: 1830s-1880s, The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 7: 1880s-1920s, Toward the Modern Age
Chapter 8: 1930s-1947, Glamor and Utility
Chapter 9: 1947-1970s, A New Era
Chapter 10: 1980s-Present Day

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