The Seductive Shoe

The Seductive Shoe : Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear

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An indispensable reference tool and a thing of beauty in itself, The Seductive Shoe is a must-have for any shoe or fashion addict or professional. A tour of the shoe closets of the world over the last four centuries, exploring how major historical events, social change and industrialization have influenced styles and production. Fabulous images of conversation-starting shoes fill the pages and revealing commentaries inform the reader.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 230 x 250 x 32mm | 1,680g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 429 Illustrations, color
  • 0500513465
  • 9780500513460
  • 617,594

Table of contents

Foreword by Beth Levine * Introduction * I. 17th & 18th Centuries * II. 19th Century * III. 20th Century * Shoemakers, Designers and Manufacturers * Glossary: Shoe types, components, terms and materials
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Review quote

'This book is full of the most fantastic shoes, and should be a resourceful reference for many, from students to professionals' - Manolo Blahnik 'Will offer hours of ecstasy ... oh, the pictures!' - Independent 'Fashionistas will fall at the feet of this beautifully illustrated, informative volume' - Daily Express
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About Jonathan Walford

Jonathan Walford has held curatorial positions with several institutions, including the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, of which he was founding curator. He now runs his own company, Kickshaw Productions, which promotes the history of fashion through a variety of media and venues.
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