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Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers

Author: Georgio Riello; Peter McNeil
Publisher: London [etc.] Berg 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The new paperback edition of this bestselling history of shoes in fabulous full colour. As covetable as a pair of Jimmy Choos!


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgio Riello; Peter McNeil
ISBN: 9780857850386 0857850385
OCLC Number: 993508212
Notes: Oorspr. dr.: 2006. - Bevat literatuurverwijzingen. - Met verklarende woordenlijst, bibliografie en register.
Description: 439 p. ill. 24 x 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. A Long Walk: Shoes, People and Places, Giorgio Riello (London School of Economics, UK) and Peter McNeil (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) STEP 1. A FOOT IN THE PAST 1. Beneath Their Shining Feet: Shoes and Sandals in Classical Greece, Sue Blundell (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK) 2. Sumptuous Shoes: Making and Wearing in Medieval Italy, Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli (University of Bologna, Italy) 3. Courtly Lady or Courtesan? The Venetian Chopine in the Renaissance, Andrea Vianello (Saint Joseph's College, Maine, USA) 4. Walking the Streets of London and Paris in the Enlightenment, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello 5. War Wellingtons: Military Footwear in the Age of Empire, Alison Matthews David (Winchester School of Art and University of Southampton, UK) 6. The Perils of Choice: Women's Footwear in Nineteenth-Century America, Nancy Rexford (Independent scholar)STEP 2. ENCOUNTERS AND CULTURAL INTERACTIONS 7. Purity, Pollution and Place in Traditional Japanese Footwear, Martha Chaiklin (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) 8. Interrogating Africa's Past: Footwear Amongst the Yoruba, Tunde M. Akinwumi (University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria) 9. A Dream of Butterflies? Shoes in Chinese Culture, Paola Zamperini (Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA)STEP 3. SHOES, BODIES AND IDENTITIES 10. Fashioning Masculinity: Men's Footwear and Modernity, Christopher Breward (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK) 11. A Delicate Balance: Women, Power and High Heels, Elizabeth Semmelhack (Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada) 12. Shoes and the Erotic Imagination, Valerie Steele (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA) 13. Sex and Sin: The Magic of Red Shoes, Hilary Davidson (University of Southampton, UK) 14. Beyond the Rainbow: Queer Shoes, Clare Lomas (London College of Fashion, UK), Peter McNeil and Sally Gray (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)STEP 4. REPRESENTATION AND SELF-PRESENTATION 15. Made in Italy: Ferragamo and Twentieth-Century Fashion, Stefania Ricci (Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy) 16. Style Through Design: Form and Function, Giovanni Luigi Fontana (University of Padua, Italy) 17. Sole Representation: Shoe Imagery and Twentieth-Century Art, Julia Pine (University of Carleton) 18. Limousines for the Feet: The Rhetoric of Trainers, Alison Gill (University of Western Sydney, Australia) 19. Conclusion. The Male Cinderella: Shoes, Genius and Fantasy, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello
Responsibility: ed. by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil.


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At last a work that deals not only with the history of footwear, but also with its cultural significance. This volume helps transform the shoe from a mundane object of everyday use into something of Read more...

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