Stepping Out

Author: Louise Mitchell

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  • : $8.00(AUD)
  • : 9781863171243
  • : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
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  • : August 2008
  • : 34.95
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  • : books

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  • : Louise Mitchell
  • : Paperback
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"Stepping Out" provides a stunning insight into the world of shoes. It traces the changes that have occurred both in manufacturing and design techniques, as well as considering the changing styles and fashions. This fascinating book, now available in a new edition, looks at the development of the shoe from the early 1700's. Virtually every conceivable style of footwear is examined and put into context in this book. From the beautifully crafted shoes of brocaded silk and embroidered linen of the early eighteenth century to the wacky and futuristic designs of the late twentieth century, this book has them all, including for the first time examples of 'exotic foreign' shoes from the Joseph Box shoe collection which were not seen in the first edition.

Table of contents

The Sponsor; The Director; Foreword, June Swann; Introduction, Louise Mitchell; The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Louise Mitchell; The twentieth century, Louise Mitchell; The Australian shoe industry, Lindie Ward; Joseph Box's 'exotic' shoes, Louise Mitchell with Christina Sumner; Listing of Illustrated Shoes; Credits; Further reading; About the authors