Shoes is an inspiring, impeccably researched and concise history of footwear through the ages. After a general introduction, chronological chapters illustrated throughout retrace the history of footwear from the Middle Ages to today, featuring shoes and boots that once belonged to both anonymous and famous male and female wearers, from battered old `chimney shoes' hidden away for good luck to the elegant styles of the Renaissance, from Elizabethan mules to the first stilettos. A detailed glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book.
, Linda Woolley
Thames & Hudson
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01 April 2017
Introduction * 1. Medieval Gothic and the English Renaissance * 2. Heels, Buckles and Bows: The 17th Century * 3. Taste and Elegance: 1700 - 50 * 4. Fashion and Revolution: 1750 - 95 * 5. Form and Function: 1795 - 1836 * 6. Innovation and Experiment: 1837 - 1914 * 7. War and Glamour: 1914- 39 * 8. Street Style and Street Fashion: 1939 - 79 * 9. Style by Design: 1980 - 98 * 10. Contemporary Icons: 2000-The Present * Glossary * Selection Bibliography * Major Dress Collections Featuring Shoes * Authors' Biographies * Acknowledgments * Index
Reviews for Shoes
'An amazing and extensively researched volume' - New York Journal of Books