The Art of the Shoe
What is more ordinary than a pair of shoes? In a world where shoes have become objects of mass consumption, these accessories are rid of any significance. Supporting her analysis with an iconography, the author gives the commonplace objects a universal quality that sheds light on... read full description below.
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Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead to an almost ethnographic analysis. The author dissects the shoe and all that surrounds it: from its history to painting and literature. After this book, it will be difficult to publish a book with a more complete treatment of the subject. Illustrated with an iconography that is exceptional both for its aestheticism and the pieces chosen, this book is a reference for historians, sociologists and for the fashion victims and designers...
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