Fashion & Design Nonfiction

Shoes by Lucy Johnston and Linda Wooley

0 Love this post.2
Shoes

Blurb:

Shoes have always captured the imagination, and communicated the priorities and ambitions of the wearer. In the reign of Henry VIII, exaggerated shapes and wide toes were footwear’s reflection of the aggressive social climate of court, while engravings of Queen Victoria show impossibly narrow slippers, worn in pursuit of nineteenth-century ideals of daintiness. Contemporary shoe styles continue to challenge our inherited notions of beauty and status.

After a general introduction, illustrated chronological chapters retrace the history of footwear from the Middle Ages to today, featuring shoes and boots that once belonged to both anonymous and famous men and women, from battered old “chimney shoes” hidden away for good luck to the elegant styles of the Renaissance, from Elizabethan mules to the first stilettos. A detailed glossary, bibliography, and index conclude the book.

Book details:

Publisher: Thames Hudson (May 2017)
Buy it: Amazon

For more beautiful coffee table books check out our article Best Coffee Table Books

Related

Do you love this cover? Do you hate it? Leave a comment. We would love to hear from you!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *