Description - The Fashion Shoe by Desire Smith Beatty
This comprehensive survey of women's fashion footwear, with more than 1,000 photos, includes every type of fashion shoe that has walked through the century, from the 1900s through the early 2000s. Along with a decade-by-decade photo timeline, with detailed information on each shoe's design and craftsmanship, every aspect of shoes is also explained. Starting with a clear explanation of the fundamentals of shoe design and the parts of the shoe, this treasure trove of info goes on to cover the great shoe designers and well-known brands, and the many cultural and societal influences and trends that shoes reflected. Special sections explore the health of the fashionable foot, the care and preservation of antique and vintage footwear, and the role of the celebrity shoe designer. AUTHOR: Desire Beatty is a former instructor of history of costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University. She is the author of numerous books on fashion, including Handbag Chic: 200 Years of Designer Fashion and Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920s-1980s. SELLING POINTS: A decade-by-decade photo timeline calls attention to details of design, including celebrity, rare, and iconic pairs Vintage photos of everyday people wearing their era's attire provide societal fashion context for the shoes Fifty years ago, consumers accepted the necessity of "breaking in" new shoes; today, that's unthinkable! 1052 colour and b/w images
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(279mm x 216mm x 0mm)
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Desire Smith Beatty
Desire Beatty is a former instructor of history of costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University. She is the author of numerous books on fashion, including Handbag Chic: 200 Years of Designer Fashion and Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920s-1980s.
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