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Ivan Vartanian Ed.

Thames & Hudson, 2011
192 pages
173 Illustrations, 173 in colour
ISBN: 9780500515723

Lavishly illustrated with a vivid selection of images from key contemporary photographers such as Guy Bourdin, Juergen Teller, Marilyn Minter, Tim Walker, David LaChapelle, Miles Aldridge and Robert Mapplethorpe, this book explores art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels stalking down fashion show runways and along city streets everywhere.

The introductory text by Ivan Vartanian explores the image of the fetishised high heel as a vehicle for discussing fetishes within photography in general.

Among the other topics explored are ideas of aesthetics and the industry forces behind high heel design; the recent technological developments responsible for shoes' creatively extreme forms; and high heels, gender and representation in film.


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