By: Elizabeth Semmelhack
Printed and bound in Slovenia by Gorenjski Tisk Storitve
From back cover: We all make choices every day about which shoes to wear, but why do we choose the shoes we do? Organized around four main types - boot, sneakers, high heals and sandals - Shoes: The Meaning of Style explores the history of shoes and how different types of footwear have come to mean different things about the people who wear them. Along the way Elizabeth Semmelhack reveals the anecdotes and scandals, successes and failures, dislikes and obsessions of the makers, wearers and observers who helped to create the movements and fashions of footwear. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shoes is a thoroughly surprising history of an everyday item.