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The Art of Making Beautiful Fashion Doll Shoes: "From Beginning to Last"
by Timothy J. Alberts, et al
(Hardcover) 

Art of the Boot
by Tyler Beard, Jim Arndt (Photographer)
Hardcover: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 10.90 x 8.76
Gibbs Smith Publisher; ISBN: 0879059192;

The Cowboy Boot Book
by Tyler Beard, Jim Arndt (Photographer)
(Paperback - November 1992)

Cowboy Boots Calendar
by Jim Arndt
Listed under Crafts Calendars

Cowboy Boots: A Book of 21 Postcards
by Jim Arndt (Photographer)
(Paperback)

Crafting Handmade Shoes: Great-Looking Shoes, Sandals, Slippers & Boots
by Sharon Raymond (Author)
(Paperback) 
 

Fashion Footwear: 1800-1970
by Desire Smith
Book Description: Footwear can most certainly be magical. With this delightful new book as a guide, we can explore many styles of footwear over two centuries and how they are made. Over 500 color photographs display fantastic footwear. An interview with contemporary shoe designer Howard Davis adds color. Details of construction are highlighted, styles are shown and explained with a thorough footwear glossary, and value ranges are offered for beginning collectors. This celebration of footwear is for all who enjoy fashion--shoe and costume designers, vintage clothing collectors and dealers, antiques buffs, and trendy modern dressers alike.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.;
ISBN: 0764311328
Heart and Sole : The Shoes of My Life
by Jane Eldershaw
Book Description
"There are only two kinds of women in the world, those who love shoes and those who had the misfortune to be born without the ability to experience total bliss on finding a pair of perfectly designed pumps in the right size at half price."

Heart and Sole is a lighthearted illustrated memoir, full of wisdom and humor, of one woman's life through her shoes. Jane Eldershaw remembers the shoes she has loved, the ones that turned out to be terrible mistakes, and the important life lessons she learned along the way. She writes about her first pair of heels (and the battle she had with her mother to get them), the white go-go boots and wooden platform shoes of her youth, and the power of red shoes, as well as how to judge a man by his shoes and the importance of girlfriends when shopping for footwear.
Heart and Sole dishes out shoe advice, fashion memories, and warmhearted observations on the shoes of our lives. The perfect gift for every shoe diva and footwear lover.
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press

 
Splendid Slippers : A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
by Beverley Jackson
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.59 x 10.02 x 10.02
Publisher: Ten Speed Press;
ISBN: 0898159571
 
Shoes : Their History in Words and Pictures
by David Yue (Illustrator), Charlotte Yue (Author)
School & Library Binding: 104 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 9.22 x 7.78
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); (April )
ISBN: 0395726670
 
Shoes : A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More
by Linda O'Keeffe, Andreas Bleckmann (Photographer)
Paperback: 507 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.22 x 4.02 x 6.05
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; (December )
ISBN: 0761101144

 
A Century of Shoes : Icons of Style in the 20th Century
by Angela Pattison, Nigel Cawthorne
Every one of us has, at some point, forged a strong bond with a pair of shoes. Perhaps the relationship was with a gnarly old pair of Converse All-Stars (complete with an aroma that would make a grown man cry), or maybe it was with a pair of leather-lined Italian moccasins that were so expensive your credit card went into convulsions.

A Century of Shoes features a feast of shoes from throughout the 20th century. Every imaginable shoe is here--photographed in full color and accompanied with a vignette of soulful information. Here are loafers, winklepickers, stilettos, platform shoes, Dr. Martens, Wellington boots, and sandals--some are practical, others purely fashionable. Shoes were first recognized as a fashion accessory in 1919, when Vogue magazine ran a story entitled "New Shoes for Cinderella." Shoes and fashion were now inextricably linked--and the next few decades witnessed an explosion of new styles and new designers. The book previews the most famous fashion innovators--Andrea Pfister, with his unique brand of fun but feminine designs; Roger Vivier, who reinvented the court shoe; and Joan Halpern, who created fashionable but comfortable women's shoes. Of course, in the latter part of the 20th century it is the sports shoe that has become a fundamental fashion statement for the younger generation. The phenomenal rise of Nike and other manufacturers makes for a fascinating read.

It's okay to admit that you have a shoe fetish--and A Century of Shoes will make this obsession all the more pleasurable. --Naomi Gesinger - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 162 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 11.83 x 9.86
Publisher: Book Sales; (November )
ISBN: 0785808353


 
Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook
by John Peacock
A companion volume to John Peacock's 20th Century Fashion and Men's Fashion, Fashion Accessories is the most comprehensive record ever published of fashion accessories throughout the twentieth century. More than 2000 full-color drawings--the result of extensive research into paintings, photographs, and the accessories themselves--reproduce each original item in meticulous detail, accompanied by a complete description. The book covers every kind of high-fashion male and female accessory for both day and evening wear: hats and caps; shoes, boots, slippers, and sandals; bags and purses; umbrellas and parasols; jewelry; scarves, stoles, and capes; gloves and belts; cravats, ties, and bow-ties. It includes a wide range of streetwear and sportswear, from baseball caps to plastic sandals, and every variety of the ubiquitous late-century sports shoe. All the century's archetypal accessories are identified, from the luxurious ostrich-feather and flower-bedecked hat of the 1910s and the cloche and pearl necklace of the 1920s, to the velvet scarf and mini-backpack of the 1990s. A final reference section contains a comprehensive bibliography and a chart that shows at a glance how accessories have evolved since 1900. There are biographies of the century's most influential accessories designers, from Salvatore Ferragamo and Manolo Blahnik to Patrick Cox and Georgina von Etzdorf, plus short histories of companies and firms that have played an important role in accessory design. For fashion enthusiasts, historians, and collectors, as well as designers working in the performing arts, this book will be the definitive reference work on twentieth-century accessories. Over 2000 color illustrations. 
Hardcover: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 11.29 x 8.38 
Publisher: Thames & Hudson;  
ISBN: 0500019975 

 
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
by Andy Warhol
Hardcover: 80 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 6.31 x 5.87
Publisher: Bulfinch Press; (April )
ISBN: 0821223194
 
Shoes: Objects of Art and Seduction
Shoes: Objects of Art and Seduction
by Paola Buratto Caovilla
Hardcover: 200 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 11.42 x 9.99
Publisher: Skira; (April )
ISBN: 8881184702
 
Mad About Shoes
by Emma Bowd, Emma Bowden
(Hardcover) 
 
Manolo Blahnik
by Colin McDowell (Author)
The Spanish designer Manolo Blahnik creates the most sought-after shoes in the world. On a supermodel, a Manolo Blahnik shoe completes the perfect ensemble; placed on a pedestal, it becomes a minor art object. Colin McDowell's Manolo Blahnik attempts to capture the genuine excitement generated by Blahnik's creations. It is only partly successful. The breathy writing style never rises above fashion-magazine gossip, though the shoes themselves extend beyond fashion into art and sculpture--even metaphysical meaning. The maestro never puts a foot wrong. The finest materials, gorgeous color, and a sense of the theatrical combine in elegant originals that consistently surprise. We are told that, besides their whimsicality and sexiness, his shoes are extremely comfortable and well made.

Blahnik, "sculptor and engineer," carves each wooden last himself, normally from beech, and supervises the Italian workshops that turn his designs into treasures. His originality may be explained by his lack of formal training, but it is also clear that Blahnik's success is founded on hard work, eccentricity, and boundless energy. The book's photographs and the designer's drawings (especially effective) present the shoes as formal objects in settings replete with rose petals and fashion-photographer textures. As a glimpse into the mechanics of the world of high fashion, Manolo Blahnik works well. Readers interested in contemporary culture, celebrities, and the master's thoughts on toe cleavage and other mysteries will rave about it. --John Stevenson - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.93 x 12.52 x 9.81
Publisher: HarperCollins;
ISBN: 006019684X


 
Manolo Blahnik Drawings
Manolo Blahnik Drawings
by Manolo Blahnik, Anna Wintour, Anna Piaggi, Michael Roberts
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
 
Shoes : Fashion and Fantasy
Shoes : Fashion and Fantasy
by Colin McDowell
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.75 x 8.00
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (June )
ISBN: 0500277559

Shoes and Pattens
by Museum of London et al.

Shoes, Hats and Fashion Accessories: A Pictorial Archive 1850-1940 (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
(Paperback)

Shoe:Best Foot Forward
by Andrews McMeel (Author), Tamsin Blanchard
(Hardcover) 

Shoes
by Lucy Pratt (Editor), et al
(Hardcover) 
 

Where'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987
by Bobbito Garcia, Testify Books
Hardcover from powerHouse Books
 
Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930
by Nancy E. Rexford 
Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr; (November 24, ) 

Where Will This Shoe Take You? : A Walk Through the History of Footwear
by Laurie Lawlor
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 

The Sneaker Book
by Milk
Paperback from Booth-Clibborn Editions
 
Sneakers
by Neal 
Book Description: Whether it's adidas, New Balance or Puma, sneakers are the defining footwear of the modern age. With over 300 styles photographed in color beginning with the legendary Converse All Star, Sneakers pays tribute to this most versatile of shoes, from collectors' items to everyday street wear in cutting-edge subcultures, from the aerodynamic Nike models on the running track, to the one-of-a-kind Gucci or Donna Karan on the runway. In-depth feature speads explore such subjects as brand history, celebrity endorsements, famous advertising campaigns, and advice for collectors. 
Hardcover from Carlton
 
Heavenly Soles : Extraordinary 20th Century Shoes
by Mary Trasko
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 9.50 x 0.75 x 10.50 
Publisher: Abbeville Pr; (November 1, 1989) 
ISBN: 1558590463
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