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SHOES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Rebecca Shawcross. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2014. 256 pp. with 257 ills. (219 col.). 26 x 26 cm. ISBN 9781472531001 In English.
Publisher's description: From high heels to protective boots, shoes are powerful objects of desire as well as a practical necessity. They are also fascinating indicators of the fashions, social attitudes, and economic backdrop of the times in which they were made and worn. This lavishly illustrated volume takes the reader on a glorious journey through many centuries of footwear from antiquity to the present, showcasing a dazzling array of shoes from all over the world. Written by expert curator Rebecca Shawcross, the book is packed with social and historical detail putting shoe trends, superstitions and traditions in context and exploring shoes as symbolic and highly personal objects which evoke a time, place and an emotion. Shoes: An Illustrated History is the definitive guide to footwear from fetish heels to winklepickers and a must-read for students, researchers and anyone interested in fashion.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,30,54
Worldwide Number: 162438
Hardcover $40.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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