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A foot in the past : consumers, producers, and footwear in the long eighteenth century

Author: Giorgio Riello; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Pasold Research Fund ; Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Enlightenment, in a society that was increasingly urbanised and mobile, footwear was an essential item of apparel. This book considers not only the practical but also the symbolic meaning  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Riello; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199292256 9780199292257
OCLC Number: 928929089
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended - Longman-History Today Book of the Year Awards 2007.
Description: XIII, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Stepping In: Fashion and Footwear ; 2. Demand and Consumption ; 3. Innovation and Tradition ; 4. Shops and Shopping ; 5. Artisans and Guilds ; 6. Manufacturing and Subcontracting ; 7. Continental Competition ; 8. Towards Industrialization ; 9. Stepping Out: Conclusion
Responsibility: Giorgio Riello.

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This wittily written account of the cultural and economic history of shoes and footware is an imaginative account of the consumerist approach to socio-economic change... it contributes significantly Read more...

 
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