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Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot Andy Peake

Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot By Andy Peake

Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot by Andy Peake


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Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot Summary

Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot by Andy Peake

Social meets fashion history in the tantalizing story of the boot from the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition to online shopping and fashion blogs. Weaving together such unlikely elements as Glam Rock, the martyrdom of Joan of Arc, and the Iran-Contra scandal, it shows how the modern fashion boot plays with our ideas of gender, straddling the line between practical and stylish, between fashion and fetish. Peake, author of the popular Made for Walking blog, includes thought-provoking photos and graphs that look deeply into what boots do, and what we make them do. In the words of renowned designer Beth Levine, Boots moved into prominence the same time The Pill did. Both were symbols of a woman's new freedom and emancipation. Whether you're a student of fashion history, a collector of vintage clothes, or someone who feels five hundred times more dashing wearing boots, this book is for you.

Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot Reviews

an extremely well researched and detailed analysis of the evolution of the fashion boot from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day The strength of this work is the clever use of sources to show how fashion boots were conceived, designed, received, and worn. Overall, the accessible language and inclusion of references to boots worn by film, television, and pop stars means the book would appeal to the general reader. But it also adds to the history of footwear works that are already available and would be very useful for fashion historians focusing on dress and social history of mainly the 1960s and 1970s. - Pam Walker, Journal of Dress History, Winter 2020

About Andy Peake

Andy Peake is a writer and museum curator. Born in London, he graduated from the University of Oxford and has worked for a number of major museums. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.

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NPB9780764354991
9780764354991
076435499X
Made For Walking: A Modest History of the Fashion Boot by Andy Peake
New
Paperback
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
2018-05-28
192
N/A
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