- Dec 1, 2000Well, a couple of weeks ago I went on a inter-library loan spree ( my
university library doesn't
charge :-) and last week I got the first load. The first I want to
recommend is the quite big book "Schuhe vom späten Mittelalter bis zur
Gegenwart" by Saskia Durian-Ress. It's actually the biggest exhibition
catalog I've seen of an exhibit that was held at the National Museum of
Bavaria in Munchen 1991-92. There are only a couple of shoes from before
the 16th century but if you are interested in the 16th century and onwards
this is a must see! the pictures a quite big and IN COLOR so you can see
lots of details.
The other book I want to recommend that is"Our boots, an Inuit women's art"
by Jill Okaes and Rick Riewe. A completely different boot making tradition
but in my opinion but I recommend it anyway. Very nice book first chapter
about how they are made and then the different types that are worn. The
only thing I felt was missing was a chapter on the Greenland Inuit as this
is solely about the Inuit in Canada. But otherwise it was great! I have
about five more books to get from the library today and I'll tell you about
them later :-)
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"So many books, so little time."
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