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 jourbaney – 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.
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About the Author
Rebecca Shawcross is the Shoe Resources Officer at The Shoe Collection, Northampton Museum, UK.
Table of Contents
1. The First Shoes
2. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
3. European Renaissance
4. Towards the Age Of Reason
5. Returban to Simplicity
6. Mechanization of the Industry
7. The Turban of the Twentieth Century
8. Austerity Years
9. A New Era
10. 1980s to the Present
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