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Women from the ankle down : the story of shoes and how they define us / Rachelle Bergstein.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 391.413 BERG (Text) 39231032320299 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2012]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ferragamo and the wartime wedge (1900-1938) -- MGM, the Great Depression, and pulling yourself up by your ruby slippers (1936-1939) -- Back to the drawing board (1937-1943) -- Femme fatale and the original power pump (1944-1948) -- Stiletto (1950-1954) -- Feminine balancing act (1953-1959) -- Flats, or some like it not (1957-1959) -- From dolly birds to Birkenstocks (1961-1966) -- These boots are made for the Valkyrie (1965-1969) -- Props, platforms, and porno (1970-1974) -- Lord of the gender-bending dance (1977-1979) -- Manolo, Molloy, and the new power shoes (1975-1982) -- Workout is not a spectator sport (1982-1988) -- Cool kid trinity: Vans, Chuck Taylors, and Doc Martens (1982-1994) -- Girl power and Mary Janes (1994-1999) -- Shoes and the single girl (1998-2008) -- Search for ruby slippers (2000-present).
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Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, this history of shoes, which reflects the story of women, examines the design innovations and social changes of footwear through the twentieth century.
Subject: Shoes > Social aspects.
Shoes > History > 20th century.
Women > History > 20th century.

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