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Women from the ankle down : the story of shoes and how they define us

Author: Rachelle Bergstein
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, this history of shoes, which reflects the story of women, examines the design innovations and social changes of footwear through the twentieth century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachelle Bergstein
ISBN: 9780061969614 0061969613
OCLC Number: 758392028
Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ferragamo and the wartime wedge (1900-1938) --
MGM, the Great Depression, and pulling yourself up by your ruby slippers (1936-1939) --
Back to the drawing board (1937-1943) --
The femme fatale and the original power pump (1944-1948) --
The stiletto (1950-1954) --
The feminine balancing act (1953-1959) --
Flats, or some like it not (1957-1959) --
From dolly birds to Birkenstocks (1961-1966) --
These boots are made for the Valkyrie (1965-1969) --
Props, platforms, and porno (1970-1974) --
The lord of the gender-bending dance (1977-1979) --
Manolo, Molloy, and the new power shoes (1975-1982) --
The workout is not a spectator sport (1982-1988) --
The cool kid trinity: Vans, Chuck Taylors, and Doc Martens (1982-1994) --
Girl power and Mary Janes (1994-1999) --
Shoes and the single girl (1998-2008) --
The search for ruby slippers (2000-present).
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What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration,  Read more...

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"A fleet-footed social history." -- Liesl Schillinger, New York Times "A lively look at the history of stilettos, sneakers and sundry other leather- and rubber-soled objects of swoon." -- Olivia Read more...

 
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