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Manolo Blahnik The Art Of Shoes

Author : Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac
ISBN : 0847858979
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Through a playful series of alphabetical vignettes, Manolo Blahn�k reveals his ideas and inspirations in newly photographed examples of shoes and whimsical drawings. The shoes of Manolo Blahn�k have been called "magical totems of success and femininity" (The Guardian) and boast a cult following of devotees the world over. With their sleek elegance and distinctive fashion edge, "Manolos" are at once fascinating and timeless, their design a beautiful combination of chic, playfulness, and flair. This book explores the creativity and influences of this modern master through an alphabetical chronicle of the designer's loves and inspiration. Blahn�k's alphabet gives insight into the art and craftsmanship of shoemaking and includes whimsical musings on his relationships with figures such as Anna Piaggi, Loulou de la Falaise, and Diana Vreel∧ the inspiration he draws from works by Goya, Zurbar�n, Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, and Zaha Hadid; and his admiration for fellow designers such as Azzedine Ala�a, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. These highly personal anecdotes--drawn from conversations between Blahn�k and the author and accompanied by original sketches and new photography--offer the reader a rare opportunity to learn the vision behind the shoes as told by a fashion legend. The book-- which will accompany a traveling global exhibition-- is introduced by an illustrated essay, which describes the designer's illustrious forty-five-year career in the fashion industry.

Manolo Blahnik

Author : Manolo Blahnik
ISBN : 0847859525
Genre : Design
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Now available at a new price, this is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to documenting the influences and life work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the most influential and talked-about icons in contemporary fashion. Featuring more than forty years of shoe design, this is the definitive monograph of the work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the titans of contemporary fashion. Drawing inspiration from the worlds of architecture, art, film, and literature, Blahnik is a master of the art of the shoe. His exciting use of color, unprecedented designs, and exquisitely sculpted heels make his shoes some of the most coveted in the world. Featuring more than 250 iconic designs from his archive, the book reveals for the very first time the inspirations behind his singular artistic vision. This book is conceived as a comprehensive survey of Blahnik's work and provides access to never- before-seen photography of his designs. With insightful chapters devoted to Blahnik's most powerful relationships and inspirations--including Marie Antoinette, Diana Vreeland, Cecil Beaton, Spanish and Italian film, the works of Goya and Velázquez and the Prado Museum--this book is a personal look into the man behind the shoes. Beautiful photography and thoughtful essays and conversations by fashion writers, curators, and colleagues give readers a unique opportunity to access Blahnik's vivid and creative world.
Category: Design

Manolo S New Shoes

Author : Suzy Menkes
ISBN : 0500288852
Genre : Fashion designers
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This book is organised thematically to express Manolo Blahnik's interests and passions - art history, architecture, film, including his renowned designs for Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette, theatre and flora and fauna.
Category: Fashion designers

Feet And Footwear A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9780313357152
Genre : Social Science
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Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics are covered, including foot binding, fetishes, diseases of the foot, customs and beliefs related to the foot, shoe construction, myths and folktales featuring feet or shoes, the history of footwear, iconic brands and types of shoes, important celebrities associated with shoes, and the types of footwear worn around the world. This exhaustive compilation is ideal for students and general readers interested in the human body, fashion, and medicine, and even scholars looking for more in-depth coverage on the social and cultural uses of the body will find it as a useful starting point in their research. Cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a full bibliography of print and electronic resources are valuable tools for all readers. Students can use this reference work to draw cross-cultural comparisons, as well as study the evolution of footwear in terms of social, religious, and ethnic parameters. Aside from iconic American brands and types of shoes, this volume will also look at how feet are treated and viewed around the globe: removing shoes upon entering a house, washing feet for religious purposes, giving feet the spa treatment, and covering feet up for social customs. Perfect for undergraduate and high school students studying anthropology and world culture.
Category: Social Science


Author : Andrew Bolton
ISBN : 9781588392060
Genre : Fashion
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Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling over typisch Engelse symbolen die terugkomen in hedendaagse Britse mode.
Category: Fashion

The Art Of Body Talk

Author : Gregory Hartley
ISBN : 9781632659248
Genre : Self-Help
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Yes, you can read anyone like a book! Reading body language is a gateway to understanding why people act the way they do. It's not just a matter of understanding their true emotions, but also identifying their true motivation. In The Art of Body Talk the authors share their highly successful READ (Review Evaluate Analyze Decide) system of understanding body language, but with an exciting twist: They give you the skills to use READ to see what's behind those eye movements, gestures, and twitches, the skills to go inside the head of your source! Why stop at "what" in reading body language? Go all the way to "why"--the driving force behind the actions. Discover how to get past your filters, so you aren't tricked by your own misperceptions. Learn how to apply the skills in business and in your personal life. The Art of Body Talk gives you the fastest, most efficient method to read anyone's body language. You will easily be able to perceive the emotions and spot the messages people are really sending--whether they know it or not (and whether they want to or not!).
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Performing Memory In Art And Popular Culture

Author : Liedeke Plate
ISBN : 9780415811408
Genre : Art
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This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this doing of memory new questions about the cultural dimensions of memory arise: How do art objects and artistic practices perform the past in the present? What is their relationship to the archive? Does the past speak in the performed past (or do we speak to it)? To what purpose do objects "recall"? And for whom do they recollect? Here authors combine a methodological focus on memory as performance with a theoretical focus on art and popular culture as practices of remembrance. The essays in the book thus analyze what is at stake in the complex processes of remembering and forgetting, of recollecting and disremembering, of amnesia and anamnesis, that make up cultural memory.
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Blahnik By Boman

Author : Manolo Blahnik
ISBN : 0811851168
Genre : Design
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Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik's shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik's longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a suggested crime worthy of Hitchcock. A pale green mule nestles among ferns in homage to Blahnik's recurring botanical themes. The straps of a sandal echo the strands of spaghetti in which it lays entwined. Boman's unerring eye and oddly keen understanding of Blahnik's creations make for spellbinding pictures, full of wit, playfulness, and sole. Elegant allusions to Blahnik's eclectic influences abound—from the cinema to history, from the natural world to art and literature. As covetable as a pair of Manolos, this is a book of consummate creativity, addictive power, and unrivaled individuality: a cult object on a cult designer.
Category: Design

Manolo Blahnik

Author : Colin Mcdowell
ISBN : 006019684X
Genre : Art
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Showcases the works of revered shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, whose celebrity customers have made him famous, in a photographic tour that also includes images of his initial sketches, homes, factories, designs, and work spaces.
Category: Art

Fifty Shoes That Changed The World

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840915891
Genre : Design
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Shoes That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 shoe designs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. From the 1863 Frye boot to Zaha Hadid's 2008 Melissa shoe, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
Category: Design

One Hundred Shoes

Author : Sarah Jessica Parker
ISBN : 0300172400
Genre : Design
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An exclusive look at one hundred fabulous shoes from the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Author : Clare Anthony
ISBN : 9781937994013
Genre : Design
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A fabulous collection of the most extravagant and outrageous shoes seen on fashionable women today – from the catwalk to the high street. With an introduction from Manolo Blahnik. For centuries, women’s shoes have been at the forefront of high fashion. Sandals made of solid gold were found in the royal tombs of ancient Egypt, while in 15th century Venice, women tottered around in chopines with platforms up to a foot high. In China, bound feet were adorned with delicately embroidered and brightly coloured golden lotus shoes. Shoegasm explores the boundless creativity still at work in shoe design today. From Kobi Levi’s ‘double boots’ created exclusively for Lady Gaga to the radical creations of bridge architect Julian Hakes, this is a showcase of the most spectacular shoes from Alexander McQueen to Vivienne Westwood and beyond. This lavishly illustrated book investigates the most extravagant and exciting examples of this truly wearable art.
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Author : Richard Smith
ISBN : UCR:31210021559701
Genre : Elite (Social sciences)
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Category: Elite (Social sciences)

Contemporary Fashion

Author : Richard Martin
ISBN : UOM:39015055815693
Genre : Art
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A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Informative essays mirror the many facets of the fashion world.
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Beth Levine Shoes

Author : Helene Verin
ISBN : 1584797592
Genre : Design
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If you love shoes--and who doesn't?--you know that nothing says as much about a woman’s style as her taste in footwear. Long before Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, Beth Levine was designing shoes that were objects of desire and even lust. Levine, who introduced mules, stilettos, and fashion boots to the American market, was a visionary. Born a farmgirl, she took her design inspiration from nature--and everything else: auto racing, patchwork quilts, even the 1969 moon landing. Fashion-forward and exquisitely constructed, Levine’s shoes were worn by stars like Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand, favored by designers like Halston, Oscar de la Renta, and Geoffrey Beene, and collected by Azzedine Alaïa and Manolo Blahnik. This book’s full-color photos of Levine’s creations--from vinyl cowboy boots to sublime black silk pumps--display her shoes as touchstones of glamour and, ultimately, works of art. "Before MANOLO BLAHNIK, there was the cutting-edge shoe designer BETH LEVINE (1914-2006). Stockinged boots that extended into a wrapped bodysuit, slides lined in Astroturf, and driving pumps in the forms of cars--all were part of her rich vocabulary, being celebrated in BETH LEVINE SHOES, by HELENE VERIN.” -Andre Leon Talley, VOGUE April 2009 Widely hailed as the 'First Lady of American Shoe Design’, Beth worked under her husband’s label to create some of the most innovative and popular shoes of the 60' and 70’s, including Nancy Sinatra’s boots that walked all over you in her hit single, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.” -Callie Watts, I knew the name but not much about the woman, so when the book Beth Levine Shoes landed on my desk, I quickly flipped the pages, reading the quotes and staring at the shoes, so intricate, creative and whimsical... The book offers insight into arguably the most influential American shoe designer of the 20th century. The pictures alone are worth the $35 price. -Linda Miller, The OKLAHOMAN, 3/29/2009
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029375032
Genre : Dressmaking
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The Connoisseur

Author : J. T. Herbert Baily
ISBN : MINN:31951P00006226N
Genre : Art
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Sex And The City

Author : Amy Sohn
ISBN : 9781439103722
Genre : Performing Arts
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Television's sauciest and sexiest program is nothing less than a national phenomenon. Now, after four wildly successful and critically acclaimed seasons, the show's winning formula of sex, glamour, humor, and candor is available in a one-of-a-kind, elegant, and uniquely entertaining hardcover book. Sex and The City: Kiss and Tell is the ultimate fan bible, offering a comprehensive behind the scenes guide to NYC and its most fabulous foursome -- the friends and boyfriends, the bar rooms and bedrooms, the infatuations and fashions. Packed with information and photos not available anywhere else, it will fascinate and delight its readers with wholly original material from the show's stars, producers, writers, costume designers, and more. It includes all-access passes to the sets, production offices, and wardrobe closets at the Silvercup studios; an insider's tour of the sets; and a detailed map of the bistros and boutiques where Carrie and friends sip, shop, and seduce. Each of the show's major players are interviewed, offering revealing, intimate biographies and sharing the true life stories that inspire every episode. An elegant, beautiful edition with an exclusive introduction from Sarah Jessica Parker herself, this book is every bit as intoxicating as the pink Cosmopolitans sipped by Carrie and friends at Manhattan's chichest hot spots.
Category: Performing Arts

Match A Pair Of Shoes Memory Game

Author : The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN : 1856699072
Genre : Self-Help
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An ideal gift for shoe lovers everywhere, this beautifully produced memory game tests your recollection of some of the world's most fabulous shoes—from vintage Ferragamo sandals to the latest Manolo's. Suitable for one or more players from six years upwards.
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Encyclopedia Of Clothing And Fashion

Author : Valerie Steele
ISBN : 0684313952
Genre : Art
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"Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, has crafted, with the help of 325 contributors, an authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that hve defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful facets of couture and textiles, from fabrics of chintz, corduroy, and feathers to such garb as aprons, bikinis, and prison dress. There are color plates and nearly 600 black-and-white illustrations. Back matter includes a comprehensive index, a timeline, and a topical outline."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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