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Shoes A History from Sandals to Sneakers

ISBN: 9780857850386 | 0857850385
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub. Date: 10/25/2011

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What do your shoes say about you? Shoes are now much more than just things to walk in. From kids on the block to models on the catwalk, we use them to signal how fashionable we are. But, beyond style, this most intimate object communicates much more . . . our sexual desires, aesthetic sense, social status and personality. And, before they became supreme objects of desire, shoes had a history. From ancient times to the present, shoes have had a cultural as well as a practical purpose. Within these pages is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about shoes - the tiny crushing shoes of China, the infamous chopine with its 23-inch heel, how dandies made men's shoes beautiful in the eighteenth century, and how the powers of conservatism made them dull again, war and the wellington boot, sex and the high heel, the codes of the 'gay shoe', shoes in fairytales and in art, the irresistible rise of the sneaker, and the cult of shoe designers.

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