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Fifty Shoes That Changed the World
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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.
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Introduction; Frye boot, 1863; Spectator shoe, c. 1860; Galosh, c. 1890; 'All-Star' basketball shoe, 1917; Laced shoe with patchwork upper, 1930; John Wanamaker slingbacks, c. 1930; Plimsoll, c. 1930; Platform shoe, 1935; 'My Nurse', 1936; Dorothy's ruby slippers, 1939; Dr Martens shoe, 1947; Stiletto, c. 1950; Ballet shoe, 1956; Flip flop, 1962; Chelsea boot, c. 1950; Airwair cherry-red eight-eyelet boot, 1960; Winklepickers, 1960s; Plastic knee-high boots, c. 1960; 'Ossie', 1972; Platform shoes, 1972; Timberland boot, 1973; Waffle trainer, 1974; Woven gold leather bootlets, c. 1970; Ugg boot, 1978; Hush Puppies, c. 1970; Loafer, c. 1970; Driving shoe, c. 1970; Lace-up Oxfords, 1984; Pelota, c. 1990; Read or Dead, c. 1990; Union Jack loafers, c. 1990; Mock-crock platforms, 1993-94; Mbt, 1996; Jimmy Choo, 1996; Boot (Rene von den Berg), c. 2000; Extreme Ballerina Heels 2, c. 2000; Joe Sneaker, c. 2000; Heeless shoe, c. 2000; Vivo Barefoot, c. 2000; Lucite-heel platforms, c. 2000; Origami shoe, c. 2000; Cups Elk, 2003; Birkenstock sandal, 2003; Crocs, 2003; The Nat 2 shoe, c. 2003; Kei Kagami, 2008; Electric Light shoe, 2008; Gwendolyn Huskens, 2008; Melissa Anglomanio shoe, 2008; Melissa shoe, 2009; Acknowledgements.

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Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)

Promotional Information

Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)

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The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place.

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