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The Resource Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers, edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil

Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers, edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil

Label
Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers
Title
Shoes
Title remainder
a history from sandals to sneakers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Anyone who has ever shopped for a pair of shoes--especially anyone who does so with a passion--knows that shoes are much more than functional objects. From the sneaker to the stiletto, shoes have become potent signifiers of gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics. This lavishly illustrated work recounts the history of shoes with entertaining essays that cover everything from the eroticism of ancient shoe lacing, medieval fears about long-toed shoes, and the role of shoes in religious ritual to the infamous Chopine with a 23-inch heel and the modern cult of shoe designers. With 170 color photos and 30 black and white illustrations, the essays will entertain and inform casual shoe shoppers and fashionistas alike. --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
391.41309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riello, Giorgio
  • McNeil, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shoes
Label
Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers, edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A long walk: shoes, people and places / Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil -- STEP 1. A FOOT IN THE PAST: Beneath their shining feet: shoes and sandals in classical Greece / Sue Blundell -- Sumptuous shoes: making and wearing in medieval Italy / Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli -- Courtly lady or courtesan? the Venetian chopine in the Renaissance / Andrea Vianello -- Walking the streets of London and Paris in the Enlightenment / Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello -- War Wellingtons: military footwear in the Age of Empire / Alison Matthews David -- The perils of choice: women's footwear in nineteenth-century America / Nancy Rexford -- STEP 2. ENCOUNTERS AND CULTURAL INTERACTIONS: Purity, pollution and place in traditional Japanese footwear / Martha Chaiklin -- Interrogating Africa's past: footwear amongst the Yoruba / Tunde M. Akinwumi -- A dream of butterflies? shoes in Chinese culture / Paola Zamperini -- STEP 3. SHOES, BODIES AND IDENTITIES: Fashioning masculinity: men's footwear and modernity / Christopher Breward -- A delicate balance: women, power and high heels / Elizabeth Semmelhack -- Shoes and the erotic imagination / Valerie Steele -- Sex and sin: the magic of red shoes / Hilary Davidson -- Beyond the rainbow: queer shoes / Clare Lomas, Peter McNeil and Sally Gray -- STEP 4. REPRESENTATION AND SELF-PRESENTATION: Made in Italy: Ferragamo and twentieth-century fashion / Stefania Ricci -- Style through design: form and function / Giovanni Luigi Fontana -- Sole representation: shoe imagery and twentieth-century art / Julia Pine -- Limousines for the feet: the rhetoric of trainers / Alison Gill -- Conclusion. The male Cinderella: shoes, genius and fantasy / Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello
Control code
ocm69734493
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780857850386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69734493
Label
Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers, edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A long walk: shoes, people and places / Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil -- STEP 1. A FOOT IN THE PAST: Beneath their shining feet: shoes and sandals in classical Greece / Sue Blundell -- Sumptuous shoes: making and wearing in medieval Italy / Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli -- Courtly lady or courtesan? the Venetian chopine in the Renaissance / Andrea Vianello -- Walking the streets of London and Paris in the Enlightenment / Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello -- War Wellingtons: military footwear in the Age of Empire / Alison Matthews David -- The perils of choice: women's footwear in nineteenth-century America / Nancy Rexford -- STEP 2. ENCOUNTERS AND CULTURAL INTERACTIONS: Purity, pollution and place in traditional Japanese footwear / Martha Chaiklin -- Interrogating Africa's past: footwear amongst the Yoruba / Tunde M. Akinwumi -- A dream of butterflies? shoes in Chinese culture / Paola Zamperini -- STEP 3. SHOES, BODIES AND IDENTITIES: Fashioning masculinity: men's footwear and modernity / Christopher Breward -- A delicate balance: women, power and high heels / Elizabeth Semmelhack -- Shoes and the erotic imagination / Valerie Steele -- Sex and sin: the magic of red shoes / Hilary Davidson -- Beyond the rainbow: queer shoes / Clare Lomas, Peter McNeil and Sally Gray -- STEP 4. REPRESENTATION AND SELF-PRESENTATION: Made in Italy: Ferragamo and twentieth-century fashion / Stefania Ricci -- Style through design: form and function / Giovanni Luigi Fontana -- Sole representation: shoe imagery and twentieth-century art / Julia Pine -- Limousines for the feet: the rhetoric of trainers / Alison Gill -- Conclusion. The male Cinderella: shoes, genius and fantasy / Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello
Control code
ocm69734493
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780857850386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69734493

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