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Vintage Shoes: Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-Century Designer Footwear
Vintage Shoes: Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-Century Designer Footwear is the ultimate guide to the most exemplary women's shoes from the turn of the twentieth century through the present day. Accompanied by detailed text, this beautiful book offers breathtaking images, stunning fashion photography, and exquisite period footwear designs from the most collectable and fabulous designers.
Each chapter focuses on a specific decade and is a rich survey of each era, revealing how footwear has been influenced by fashion, society, and world events. The most important designers and signature looks are examined in great detail and are accompanied by myriad examples of each type of shoe style. Finally, each chapter ends with a Key Looks feature showcasing all the important shapes, materials, and iconic designs that defined the era.
Vintage Shoes concludes with a shopping and collecting guide, offering advice on sourcing and caring for vintage shoes, along with a glossary of the most influential shoemakers of the last century. This book is an invaluable resource for lovers of fashion and shoes, as well as a visual delight revealing exquisite and groundbreaking work from the most talented and innovative designers of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Caroline Cox is an international authority on fashion history. A lecturer at Vidal Sassoon's Advanced Academy and a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, London, she also appears regularly on radio and television in the United Kingdom. Her previous books include Stiletto and Seduction.
This is a beautiful new book dedicated to sneakers and provides an insiders view into a growing subculture. The book covers two main areas i.e. "Sneakers & Art" and "Art & Sneakers". "Sneakers & Art" is a showcase of examples where there has been a successful collaboration between artists and sneaker manufacturers. The second part, "Sneakers & Art" explores how consumer trends in casual foot attire has become mainstream art. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout amazingly with hundreds of customized sneakers, many of which were produced in extremely limited runs, and all of which appear to be in spotless condition.
A must for all sneakerheads but also a valuable insight into the social significance
that shoes play in the Millennials psyche.
Jews and Shoes is a fab new book by Edna Nahshon and a refreshing look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers, and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book is well illustrated and shows how shoes convey theological, social, and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of cultural, artistic, and historic contexts. Edna Nahshon is Associate Professor of Hebrew at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Senior Associate, Center of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University.