Out of the Box

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Author: Bobbito Garcia,Elizabeth Semmelhack

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 0847846601

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 9862


In line with popular titles like Where'd You Get Those? by sneaker-legend Bobbito Garcia, Out of the Box offers all the high-gloss collabs a collector could want in one place, fleshed out with new history and interviews with street culture greats. This visual history of one of the world's most coveted accessories, Out of the Box celebrates the rise of the sneaker over two centuries from humble sports shoe to fashion statement.

The Sports Shoe

A History from Field to Fashion

Author: Thomas Turner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474281818

Category: Design

Page: 296

View: 1843


The story of the sneaker's rise from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the Nike Air Max and beyond Moving from the athletic field to the shopping mall, Thomas Turner tells a fresh story of the evolution of the sports shoe against the changing landscape of society, sport, fashion, industry, and technology. The Sports Shoe takes us on a journey from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the adidas Superstar and the innovative technologies of Nike Air Max. Featuring newly uncovered archival material and historic images showcasing key personalities, vintage marketing and common perceptions of this hugely desirable product, this book is a must-have for any sneaker collector, historian of popular culture, or anyone interested in the place of athletic footwear in our lives today.

Golden Kicks

The Shoes that Changed Sport

Author: Jason Coles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472937066

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2222


Many iconic shoes, such as the adidas Stan Smith, Nike Air Jordan and Puma Suede are worn by millions as everyday footwear, but were originally born to bring victory on court, track and field. Golden Kicks reveals the stories behind some of the greatest shoes in sporting history, the roles they played in sport's most significant moments, and how they have made the transition from classic sportswear to mainstream streetwear. Discover the amazing stories behind the shoes, the people who made them, and the athletes who wore them.


The Meaning of Style

Author: Elizabeth Semmelhack

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789140804

Category: Design

Page: 368

View: 9832


Today, buying shoes, wearing shoes, and collecting shoes is for many of us a habit that borders on fetish. Shoe lover or not, we all make choices every day about which shoes to wear. But why do we choose the footwear we do? In Shoes: The Meaning of Style, Elizabeth Semmelhack explores the history of shoes and how different types of footwear have come to say varying things about the people who wear them. Organized around four main shoe types--boots, sneakers, high heels, and sandals--the book explains their origins, the impact of technology on how shoes are produced and worn, and explores their designs, describing how shoes now have social meaning far beyond their use to protect the foot. She considers how some footwear has been used to protect power structures and perpetuate cultural values, while other footwear has been worn in protest of prevailing cultural norms despite simultaneously being an unabashed product of consumer capitalism. Along the way, Semmelhack reveals the scandals, successes, and obsessions of the designers and consumers that have built the juggernaut shoe industry. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shoes is a surprising history of an everyday piece of attire. It will appeal not only to followers of fashion, but to those interested in social history and identity.

Exquisite Mayhem

The Spectacular and Erotic World of Wrestling

Author: Theo Ehret,Cameron Jamie,Roland Barthes

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822859063

Category: Photography

Page: 488

View: 8476


Présente un travail photographique autour du catch professionnel et du catch d'appartement (ou lutte érotique). Avec un texte de Roland Barthes extrait de "Mythologies".

The Baffler

Author: Thomas C. Frank

Publisher: Baffler

ISBN: 9781888984255

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1929


Brilliantly designed and bursting with an eclectic range of material, the Baffler is a literary journal with a difference, juxtaposing visual images with a dynamic range of writings. From history to poetry, social and political commentary to fiction, THE BAFFLER is the critically acclaimed pubication for all avid followers of contemporary culture.


Articles and Animadiversions on Political Correctness and Other Follies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

View: 5527




Mind, Mechanism and Society

Author: J. E. R. Staddon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: Behaviorism

Page: 128

View: 6207