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by Giorgio Riello,Peter McNeil


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Introduction: A long walk: shoes, people and places, Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil - STEP 1. A FOOT IN THE PAST: Beneath their shining feet: shoes and sandals in classical Greece, Sue Blundell - Sumptuous shoes: making and wearing in medieval Italy, Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli - Courtly lady or courtesan? the Venetian chopine in the Renaissance, Andrea Vianello

Charting their history, 'Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers, takes a peak at some of the best.

Charting their history, 'Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers, takes a peak at some of the best. Stilettos, wellies, sneakers and boots - they're all included and put in their cultural, historical, political and social contexts, each foot fashion is explained in detail alongside beautifully executed illustrations and photographs. With hundreds of stunning photographs, Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers traces the importance of just about every kind of footwear to reveal how fashion has changed over the years. Zoom Fashion Portal).

He is currently Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick.

Shoes A History From Sandals to Sneakers by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil. Sneaker type shoes have been around since the mid-1800s when vulcanized rubber was used on the bottoms of shoes for outdoor activities

Shoes A History From Sandals to Sneakers by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil. Shoes An Illustrated History by Rebecca Shawcross. Shoes The Complete Sourcebook by John Peacock. Questions & Answers. Sneaker type shoes have been around since the mid-1800s when vulcanized rubber was used on the bottoms of shoes for outdoor activities. Called Plimsolls in England, they were worn for tennis and croquet. Interest in sports and outdoor activity led to increased production of rubber-soled shoes. In the 1890s, Keds Champions became the first mass-marketed sneakers.

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Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers (Paperback). Dazed and Confused With hundreds of stunning photographs, Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers traces the importance of just about every kind of footwear to reveal how fashion has changed over the years.

Introduction: From Sandals to Sneakers - Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil Step 1: Walking Through Time 'Beneath their Shining Feet': Shoes and Sandals in Classical GreeceSue Blundell Ladies or Courtesans: Reading.

Introduction: From Sandals to Sneakers - Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil Step 1: Walking Through Time 'Beneath their Shining Feet': Shoes and Sandals in Classical GreeceSue Blundell Ladies or Courtesans: Reading the Venetian Chopine and Renaissance WomenAndrea Vianello Walking the Streets of London and Paris: Shoes in the Enlightenment - Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil War and Wellingtons: Military

Commendable in its intended breadth, Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers convincingly intimates the material and conceptual complexity of shoes within the social world

Commendable in its intended breadth, Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers convincingly intimates the material and conceptual complexity of shoes within the social world.

This hefty, richly illustrated book provides deliciously high-end thinking about that which embraces our lowest . of hip-hop trainers to the high tech running shoes of modern day marathoners

This hefty, richly illustrated book provides deliciously high-end thinking about that which embraces our lowest ends: from the most minimal of sandals of Classical Greece to the coarsest military boots worn in World War I; from the tiny shoes made for a Chinese woman's cruelly bound foot to the impossibly towering, tottering "chopines" shoes of renaissance Venice; from the coveted suave. of hip-hop trainers to the high tech running shoes of modern day marathoners. How we are shod throughout time and place speaks volumes about class, sexuality, and personality.

Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes--especially anyone who does so with a passion--knows that shoes are much more 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.


Comments: (5)

Amarin
This is a very in-depth history lesson on shoes. Ever wondered where and when our fascination with high heels began? This is the book you must read. Very informative with lots of historic images and photographs.
Xisyaco
I thought it was different. I didn't actelly read read it I just looked at the pictures and thought it was different.
Vetitc
This book was OK. I wasn't too inspired. Definitely has lots of pictures, but not of very interesting shoes.
Anazan
This is a great modern day historical trip throgh shoe history and is a must for those who love shoes in any manner shape or form. A great read with perfect images. Just get it!
Hellmaster
My daughter got this book to use as a resource for a school report, and it does have some interesting history and great sections, like the Chinese shoes. But where are Birkenstocks and Earth shoes?? These also have changed shoe history, so why were they, and other "bohemian" shoes not included? Just because they are ugly to certain people, some of us are more concerned with comfort after years of wearing fashion (feet and posture killing) shoes, and now wear these, or similar "clunky" shoes. A real history would include everything.
Shoes: A History From Sandals to Sneakers download epub
Graphic Design
Author: Giorgio Riello,Peter McNeil
ISBN: 1845204433
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; English Ed edition (October 31, 2006)
Pages: 448 pages