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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Staff Review: Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

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

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


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