Alumnos de la Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Anáhuac participaron el pasado 5 y 6 de noviembre en el taller de calzado impartido por Johzafat Ruiz y patrocinado por la empresa Mundo Piel.
Johzafat, experto en el diseño de calzado de León, Guanajuato, explicó a los alumnos la forma en que se elabora el calzado tradicional. Los alumnos trabajaron en la conceptualización y presentación de diversas propuestas gráficas para posteriormente darse a la tarea de producir su propio calzado.
Changing styles in footwear have always captured the imagination and communicated the priorities and ambitions of the wearer—during the reign of Henry VIII, exaggerated shapes and wide toes were footwear’s reflection of the aggressive social climate of the court, while engravings of Queen Victoria show impossibly narrow slippers, worn in pursuit of 19th-century ideals of daintiness. This colorful book provides an engaging overview of the history of footwear.
Shoes: a brief history
Linda Woolley y Lucy Johston
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