Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Beautiful sculptural objects shoes are powerful indicators of gender status identity taste and even sexual preference Our choice in shoes can be aspirational even fantastical and can project an image not just of who we are but of who we want to be Feet are made for walking but shoes may not be Featuring extensive new photography this is a beautiful and authoritative guide to the history and culture of footwear Iconic creations by celebrated designers sit alongside masterpieces by unknown craftsmen Embracing both men s and women s footwear from the Chinese lotus shoe to laser printed contemporary shoes as sculpture i Shoes Pleasure amp Pain i engages with the cultural significance of shoes the source of their allure how they are made and the people who buy and wear them Contributors from a wide range of disciplines consider subjects as diverse as ballet slippers and fetishism shoes and ceramics traditional shoemaking and the obsessive shoe collector The book also includes a comprehensive discussion of the history of shoe design and case studies including Marie Antoinette s shoe collection and the footwear of the Maharajas

Empirens döttrar

Empirmodet k nnetecknas av klassiserande plagg mjukt fallande fr n en h g midja De skira plaggen burna med platta skor f rmedlar frihet och r relse F r f rsta g ngen p evigheter s gs kvinnor i tunna och kroppsframh vande kl nningar utan h rda livstycken och styvkjortlar Stuss och ben anades genom de svepande textilierna En djup urringning som framh vde br sten f reb dade talets sexualiserade mode br Det nya favoritmaterialet bomull som var relativt billigt m jliggjorde ett mode f r alla de f rsta slit och sl ngprodukterna s g dagens ljus Den ursprungligen franska empiren i Sverige ofta kallad Karl Johanstilen ter sig som en frisk fl kt mellan l ancien regimes stela kl dsel och nyrokokons terg ng till artificiella silhuetter br Empirens d ttrar r en uppslagsrik kulturhistorisk skildring av dammodet i Sverige under de f rsta ren av talet

Nineteeth-Century Fashion in Detail

Bringing to life the renowned collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum Lucy Johnston explores the major themes of nineteenth century dress revealing the richness of the period The photographs are richly supplemented by detailed commentary and illustrations