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Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook

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John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of footwear from earliest times to the present day, for both men and women. His drawings reproduce in meticulous detail a host of representative examples from every era: the simple sandals of Ancient Egypt, made from natural fibers; exquisite Greek footwear of the "Golden Age," including boots made from rawhide wi ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published June 17th 2005 by Thames Hudson (first published June 2005)
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Esme
Mar 25, 2009 rated it liked it
This is basically an historical picture book with amazing detail. Pour example: the tips of those freaky pointy pointy medieval shoes (called crackows or poulaines) were often ATTACHED to the KNEE. WORD.
Mel
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fashion
An interesting book. Some lovely pics. Interesting to learn that some of my shoes date back to Egypt 200BC. Some styles never date.
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Shelves: costume-fashion, 2014
Conclusion: Shoes have always been magnificently absurd.
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