Shoes: A Brief History

May 5, 2015|
Shoes: A Brief History by Linda Woolley
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Changing styles in footwear have always captured the imagination and communicated the priorities and ambitions of the wearer—during the reign of Henry VIII, exaggerated shapes and wide toes were footwear’s reflection of the aggressive social climate of the court, while engravings of Queen Victoria show impossibly narrow slippers, worn in pursuit of 19th-century ideals of daintiness. This colorful book provides an engaging overview of the history of footwear.
Lucy Johnston and Linda Woolley are former curators of fashion in the V&A’s Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department.
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Title:Shoes: A Brief HistoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.12 X 7.38 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.12 X 7.38 X 0.5 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1851778373

ISBN - 13:9781851778379

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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