SHOES PLEASURE AND PAIN

Shoes Plasure and Pain / Libro

Beautiful, sculptural objects, shoes are powerful indicators of gender, status, identity, taste, and even sexual preference. Our choice in shoes can be aspirational, even fantastical—and can project an image not just of who we are, but of who we want to be. Feet are made for walking, but shoes may not be. Featuring extensive new photography, this is a beautiful and authoritative guide to the history and culture of footwear. Iconic creations by celebrated designers sit alongside masterpieces by unknown craftsmen. Embracing both men’s and women’s footwear, from the Chinese lotus shoe to laser-printed contemporary shoes-as-sculpture, Shoes: Pleasure & Pain engages with the cultural significance of shoes—the source of their allure, how they are made, and the people who buy and wear them. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines consider subjects as diverse as ballet slippers and fetishism, shoes and ceramics, traditional shoemaking, and the obsessive shoe collector. The book also includes a comprehensive discussion of the history of shoe design, and case studies including Marie Antoinette’s shoe collection and the footwear of the Maharajas.

Shoes: Pleasure and pain

  • Editor: Helen Persson
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum (May 19, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851778322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851778324

http://www.amazon.com/Shoes-Pleasure-Pain-Helen-Persson/dp/1851778322

SONIA DELAUNAY EN EL TATE MODERN

La Tate Modern de Londres acoge hasta el 9 de agosto la retrospectiva de una singular artista: The EY exhibition: Sonia Delaunay.

De la pintora y diseñadora rusa, Sonia Delaunay, destaca el manejo que hace del color. Fue más que una pintora y en esta exposición pueden disfrutarse entre otros sus bocetos, diseños textiles y de indumentaria.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-sonia-delaunay

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