Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers #2020

Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers Peter McNeil Giorgio Riello Shoes A History From Sandals to Sneakers Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes especially anyone who does so with a passion knows that shoes are much than functional objects From the sneaker to the stiletto shoes have become poten

  • Title: Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers
  • Author: Peter McNeil Giorgio Riello
  • ISBN: 9781845204433
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers Peter McNeil Giorgio Riello Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes especially anyone who does so with a passion knows that shoes are much than functional objects From the sneaker to the stiletto, shoes have become potent signifiers of gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that coverAnyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes especially anyone who does so with a passion knows that shoes are much than functional objects From the sneaker to the stiletto, shoes have become potent signifiers of gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing, medieval fears about long toed shoes, and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a 23 inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers With 170 color photos and 30 black and white illustrations, the essays will entertain and inform casual shoe shoppers and fashionistas alike.
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    One thought on “Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers”

    1. this is a GORGEOUS book gorgeous format, gorgeous photos, gorgeous shoes All the chapters offer something, but my favorite was the chapter on military shoes.

    2. As an unabashed dilettante, this is precisely the kind of fashion book that appeals to me broad in concept, rife with details about niche topics, and lushly illustrated with highly saturated colour photos and antique illustrations of the dreamiest, most audacious shoes I will never wear It looks like a coffee table book, but the essays are academic in tone, so you can feed your smarts and your eyeballs in a single go.The collection chronicles the development of mostly western footwear, zooming i [...]

    3. I was disappointed in this book While it is a lovely history of the shoe, it is coffee table size, but lacking enough illustrations to truly be a coffee book It does have beautiful pictures, but for something that was envisioned to sit in a living room and be flipped through, they need of them.

    4. Another very good non fiction book about the history of shoes I just love shoes they are my favorite things

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