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5 thoughts on “Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers

  1. Holly Holly says:

    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. WORN Fashion Journal WORN Fashion Journal says:

    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 antiue 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 goThe collection chronicles the development of mostly western footwear zooming in on specific moments and cultures in fashion history to deliver a broad genesis of the modern shoe and our attitudes toward it The fantastically illustrated essays present snapshot perspectives on shoes as symbols as aesthetic phenomena as bearers of status or power and as material things that must be put together with the resources and technologies available yet still conform to the s fashions and cultural constraints of their times The topics vary widely bouncing from say the evolution of 19th century army boots to the rhetoric of sneakers to accounts of the sumptuary laws restricting platform heights in the middle ages My sole complaint is the western highly Eurocentric bias of the book’s historical arc While there are a few essays on other cultures’ shoes these felt like a genuflection toward cosmopolitan internationalism than an earnest attempt to figure a truly global account Otherwise though I’m a big fan; it’s a great primer on shoe history and the illustrations truly are drool worthy Now the really pressing uestion is how am I going to secure myself a nice satiny pair of 15th century pianelles in time for the weekend reviewed by Emily Raine


  3. Ubalstecha Ubalstecha says:

    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. Emily Emily says:

    Davis


  5. Jenya Jenya says:

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


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Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers ✯ [PDF] ❤ Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers By Peter McNeil ✼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 Anyone who has ever shopped for History From Kindle Õ a pair of shoes especially anyone who does so with a passion knows that shoes are Shoes: A PDF or much than functional objects From the sneaker to the stiletto shoes have become potent signifiers of gender class personality taste and even politics A History From eBook ↠ This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing medieval A History From Sandals to eBook ↠ fears about long toed shoes and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers With color photos and black and white illustrations the essays will entertain and inform casual shoe shoppers and fashionistas alike.