Italian Shoes: A Tribute to an Iconic Object
Shoes made in Italy have always been an iconic accessory, a symbol of prestige, and a guarantee of quality on the international market. The creative flair of Italian brands has succeeded in turning a simple functional accessory into so much more, crafting true works of art and objects of style. This is the insight that inspires Giovanni Gastel’s vision of the world of footwear: art draws on reality and reinterprets it, even coming to resemble it. In the beautiful shots reproduced in the book, the photographer pairs shoes with everyday objects that evoke them by their form, colour or texture. An original and elegant way to pay tribute to some 80 brands of the Italian footwear industry.
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Giovanni Gastel has worked for major fashion magazines for over thirty years and is a leading figure in the world of advertising. In 1997, he was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Triennale di Milano. He is the Honorary President of the Italian Professional Photographers' Association. Giusi Ferre is a fashion journalist. She writes for the Corrieredella Sera women's weekly supplement Iodonna and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.