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Author: Lucy Pratt; Linda Woolley; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: London : V & A Publications, 1999, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of footwear reflects changing fashions and key moments in history. In this book, specially commissioned photography, engravings, paintings and advertisements help tell the story.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Pratt; Linda Woolley; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 9781851775378 1851775374
OCLC Number: 237183434
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lucy Pratt and Linda Woolley.

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'Plots the history and development of footwear from the time of Henry VIII to Vivienne Westwood's infamous twelve-inch platforms that Naomi Campbell fell off' Marie Claire

 
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