Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe 1927-1960
Vintage paperback coffee table book featuring the work of designer, Salvatore Ferragamo. By Victoria & Albert Museum: The National Museum of Art and Design, published in 1987. First edition, 263 pages.
"As it took shape and as we started examining Ferragamo's output in detail we realized what a genius he had been. He was a maker of shoes, a craftsman who knew the technical problems involved; it was his greatest ambition to improve the structure of the shoe as much as its form and line. But above all he was an artist as indeed Annigoni interpreted him in the portrait of 1958. A study of the chronological sequence of Ferragamo's work revealed that he would return again and again to a theme invented earlier giving it a new twist by combining it with other motifs--never following a fashion but creating according to his own vision."
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