Platform Shoes

A Big Step in Fashion

Author: Ray Ellsworth

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764304590

Category: Design

Page: 112

View: 4599

Over 300 eye-popping platform shoe styles, in full color. These shoes span the world and the decades. The fun and daring designs include sporty, daytime, and evening styles, in the form of tie-ups, clogs, boots, slip-ons and sandals with ankle straps. Materials include snake skin, fur, glitter, colored leather, woven raffia and fabric materials. Some are practical, others simply outrageous, and all simply delightful.

Hot Shoes

100 Years

Author: Maureen E. Lynn Reilly

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764304354

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 4335

Explore women's shoes as a powerful talisman of fashion, culture, and sexual energy. With 500 original color photographs, and two dozen vintage illustrations, this book tells the real story of Hot Shoes: One Hundred Years. These are the shoes real women wore, and loved enough to save. You'll see designer shoes by the likes of David Evins and Palter De Liso, who were influenced by haute couture but marketed to the upper middle-class. Since this is a book for collectors, you'll find a true cross-section of shoe design. There are coquettish pumps from the French Room at Chandler's, jeweled platforms by Frank More of San Francisco, and early canvas high-button shoes by Keds. Each photo caption includes a value range, and each photo is lavishly styled, in the same manner as the author's previous book from Schiffer Publishing: Collectible Women's Hats of the 20th Century.

Fashionable clothing from the Sears Catalogs


Author: Tina Skinner

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7488

Fashion for the family from Sears Catalogs of the mid-1960s. Images of mohair sweaters, cardigan sets, bloomer playsuits, and more all combine to give us a look into what the average American was wearing in the years from 1964-67. Current prices are listed for some of the items, and the styles themselves are a great resource for designers and historians.

3000 Shoes from 1896

With Price Guide

Author: Geo. D. Ramsdell,Roseann Ettinger

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764306068

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

View: 4198

Here is a new look at some very smart, old shoes. In 1896, detailed engravings of 3000 styles of shoes and boots for men, women, and children were cataloged for sale by Geo. D. Ramsdell of Rochester, N.Y. They included the most fashionable designs in shoes for a discriminating clientele. Today, these shoe designs look romantic and stylish and enjoy renewed popularity among the young and old alike. The styles shown here will inspire another look at the beautiful shapes, materials, and workmanship that were expected of a shoe in 1896. The styles for women include laced and buttoned boots; flat and spring-heel styles; wool, straight, and congress shoes; oxfords; and slippers. For men there are dress shoes in wool and leather, sporting and oxford types, boots, rubbers, leggings, overgaiters, and slippers. For boys and girls there are everyday and dressy shoes, oxfords, and again, slippers. This book also presents charming advertising cuts for the retail trade to use when it publicized these shoes in newspapers. A Price Guide relates the values for shoes of this type on the market today.

Kovels' Yellow Pages

A Collector's Directory of Names, Addresses, Telephone and Fax Numbers, E-mail, and Internet Addresses to Make Selling, Fixing, and Pricing Your Antiques and Collectibles Easy

Author: Ralph M. Kovel,Terry H. Kovel

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780609804179

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 296

View: 4650

Lists a variety of services related to collectibles from autographs and porcelain to toys and wicker

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5680


Emerging Fashion Designers

Author: Sally Congdon-Martin

Publisher: Schiffer Fashion Press

ISBN: 9780764348792

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 7940

In this newest edition to a series, Emerging Fashion Designers 5 continues to be a platform for the next generation of young designers, exhibiting original designs by more than 50 recent graduates from 13 premier fashion design programs in the United States. More than 250 images showcase the designers' fresh perspectives on lingerie, sportswear, menswear, children's wear, evening wear, and more. The wide range of work in this anthology is augmented with a brief dossier on each young designer, including inspiration and materials. This easy to navigate resource has garments organized alphabetically by school and indexed graphically by designer. It is an essential reference to the newest talent and trends in fashion.

Collecting Marbles

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Richard Maxwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479119486

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 61

View: 3860

A first-of-kind book on marble collecting for beginners interested in learning about how to identify and value old marbles.

Collectible Cups & Saucers

Identification & Values

Author: Jim Harran,Susan Harran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574323528

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 383

View: 4147

Book III in Jim & Susan Harran's series is all-new, with no repeats from their first two books. Over 1,000 color photographs are included this time, and the book concentrates on cups and saucers that are readily available to collectors. An expanded section on cabinet cups and saucers is provided, and some of the categories from books I and II are again covered: late nineteenth and twentieth century European and American dinnerware, English bone china and earthenware cups and saucers, miniatures, and mustache cups. There are also two brand new categories in the book, Japanese cups and saucers and art glass cups and saucers made by the leading glass factories in Europe and the United States. A marks section, helpful appendix, and bibliography are once again included, as well as useful tips for dealers and collectors. 2006 values.


Art Collaborations in New York City

Author: Yoav Litvin

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764352652

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 4254

This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City's finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colorful action photography produces a narrative arc of relationships--formed between individuals from diverse backgrounds and creative upbringings--that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.

A Tale of Two Daddies

Author: Vanita Oelschlager,Kristin Blackwood

Publisher: Vanitabooks Llc

ISBN: 9780981971469

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

View: 9766

A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.


Author: John Hersey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679721037

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 4019

The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

Christmas Pins Past and Present

All New Third Edition

Author: Jill Gallina,Michael Gallina

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482685060


Page: 222

View: 2523

This is the brand new third edition of the Christmas Pins Past & Present Book Series! This latest edition is filled with all the information a Christmas pin enthusiast needs to know including the history of vintage and current Christmas pin designers, colored photos, detailed descriptions, and up-to-date values for over 650 Christmas pins, many never seen before!

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5189

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Shipwreck in a Bottle

Build a Replica of Any Ship Or Shipwreck With This Complete Guide to Mastering the Ancient Mariners Art of Building Ships in Bottles

Author: Dan Berg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482733303

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 124

View: 6554

For many, a ship-in-a-bottle is perhaps the most recognizable classic piece of nautical decor available. This fascinating book puts a new twist on this ancient maritime art. For years shipwrecks have intrigued and fascinated everyone from treasure hunters and divers to fisherman and maritime historians. Now you can learn how to create your own unique Shipwreck-in-a-bottle maritime masterpiece. This 124 page text is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color images. Find out how easy it really is. This book details all the tricks of the trade and secrets involved in building these unique miniature vessels. Anyone interested in shipwrecks, or who loves the sea, can now have the enjoyment of crafting and displaying their own shipwreck-in-a-bottle.

This Just In

What I Couldn't Tell You on TV

Author: Bob Schieffer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 2934

Bob Schieffer started his reporting career in Texas when he was barely old enough to buy a beer, joined CBS News in 1969, and became one of the few correspondents ever to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. Over the past four decades, he's seen it all-and now he's sharing the after-hours tales only his colleagues know.

Building You Retaining Wall

A Complete Step-By-Step Guide

Author: Tim A. Hicks

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499725476

Category: Gardening

Page: 142

View: 8675

Have you ever thought about turning that pile of dirt in your yard into an attractive planting area, but never knew where to begin? Do you want to have a retaining wall in your yard, but you shudder at the thought of spending thousands of dollars to pay someone to do it for you? Well, this comprehensive book will guide you through the entire process. I cover everything from: planning, getting supplies, digging the trenches, and laying the stones. I have included a full materials list, explanations, step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and over 50 full-color photos. If you are planning on building your own retaining wall and have never built one before, then this book is for you. I am hoping that as you read through this book and view the photos, it will give you some ideas as you begin the journey of Building Your Retaining Wall.

The Ultimate Pez Pal Handbook (Vol. 2)

Prices, Pictures, and Variations

Author: Jeff Rosenberg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986851008


Page: 116

View: 2286

The Ultimate Pez(R) Pal Handbook: Prices, Pictures, and Variations (Vol. 2) is intended to help educate all Pez(R) collectors about Pals. It should be a reference used for the numerous variations of these dispensers, as well as their prices, in order to avoid either pieced-together or fake Pals. The variations and prices in this book are a collaboration from more than 30 different people in the Pez(R) community, including dealers, collectors, and everyone in between. For years, people have been asking for a book that has pictures and prices for all the Pals, so out of those demands comes this guidebook, as complete and thorough as possible. Includes more than 1,000 variations! Vol. 2 of this guide includes NEW chapter cartoons, UPDATED Pal pricing, and much more for the avid collector.

Fred Harvey

Jewelry 1900-1955

Author: Dennis June

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764344480

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 3710

The success of today's American Indian silversmith follows a pathway blazed by the silver Indian jewellery makers that came before -- those who brought the raw silver, channelled it, worked it, and made it profitable. In a large sense, the Fred Harvey name built the structure upon which many of today's south-western Indian silver and art traditions survive. This book's comprehensive study utilises several private collections and hundreds of specimens, the best of which were painstakingly measured, weighed and photographed for the book. With nearly 100 images of SW Indian jewellery supplemented by early 1900s Harvey Company Photostint postcards, this book paints a vivid and colourful picture of life in America's south-western frontier. Included is a significantly researched timeline and "tips & tricks" to clarify the historical subject. The many conjoined facts and historical research discoveries provide a fresh vantage from which to understand the complex world of early silver Indian jewellery and its champion, Fred Harvey Jewellery.