Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition

Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition

by Beverley Jackson
     
 
An extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits" of her most prized slippers, creates a uniquely poignant and evocative panorama.

Overview

An extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits" of her most prized slippers, creates a uniquely poignant and evocative panorama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898159578
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.08(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

BEVERLEY JACKSON is an esteemed art and cultural historian who specializes in Chinese art and costume. She tours and lectures on Asian art from her home in Santa Barbara, California.

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