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Shoes : a brief history

Author: Lucy Johnston; Linda Woolley; Victoria and Albert Museum. Department of Textiles and Dress,
Publisher: London : V & A Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Changing styles in footwear have always captured the imagination and communicated the priorities and ambitions of the wearer. In 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Reprints
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Johnston; Linda Woolley; Victoria and Albert Museum. Department of Textiles and Dress,
ISBN: 9781851778379 1851778373
OCLC Number: 890623510
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Medieval Gothic and the English Renaissance --
Heels, buckles and bows: the seventeenth century --
Taste and elegance: 1700-1750 --
The revolutionary shoe: 1750-1795 --
Classicism and romanticism: 1795 to the mid 1830s --
Shopping for shoes: 1700-1835 --
Towards the modern age: 1837-1914 --
Austerity and glamour: 1914-1939 --
Forty years of innovation: 1939-1979 --
Shaping the future: 1980-1998 --
Glossary --
Major UK dress collections featuring shoes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lucy Johnston and Linda Woolley.
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