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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Cover: 'Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe'

Staff Review: "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" by Lisa Small, Stefano Tonchi, Caroline Weber


Shoe lovers, this is the book for you! Based on the information gathered for an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, this beautiful book is a photographic and short essay history of the high heel. From its fascinating origins to its present day art form, the high heel has been a status symbol for men and women, functional footwear, and a highly controversial fashion accessory. The deep meaning behind something as simple as a shoe can be astounding. The pieces chosen range from simplistic to elegant to out of this world. The photographs are beautiful and thought provoking. I found myself contemplating what the designer was trying to say when they designed each shoe. As a diehard wearer of flats, I have a new appreciation for all that the high heel stands for.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, fashion, beauty

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