This ravishing book, uniquely illustrated with photographs of actual shoes, takes us on a remarkable tour of the shoe closets of the world over the last four centuries, exploring how major historical events, social change and industrialization have influenced styles and production. Faboulous images of conversation-starting shoes fill the pages and revealing commentaries inform the reader. An indispensable reference tool and a thing of beauty in itself, "The Seductive Shoe" is a must-have for any shoe or fashion addict or professional.
Foreword by Beth Levine; Introduction; I. 17th & 18th Centuries; II. 19th Century; III. 20th Century; Shoemakers, Designers and Manufacturers; Glossary: Shoe types, components, terms and materials.