Shoes: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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Shoes: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)


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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.
Rebecca Shawcross is the Shoe Resources Officer at The Shoe Collection, Northampton Museum, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472531001
ISBN-10: 1472531000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: December 18th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English