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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Art & Sole Book Review



The perfect book for shoe lovers, fashionistas, art aficionados, and a timeless treasure, Jane Gershon Weitzman’s Art & Sole features shoes made from highly unique materials —feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, even fresh flowers and frosting—with remarkable intricate construction. ART & SOLE showcases approximately 150 shoes of the more than 1,000 Jane Weitzman discovered and commissioned for the windows of the first Stuart Weitzman retail shop on Madison Avenue in the mid‐1990s. Using the best of this collection, many of the shoes are in printed form for the first time.  

With an introduction by Jane Weitzman, the shoes are featured along with brief, identifying captions, in an impeccably designed, graphically compelling, package making it a perfect Valentne’s Day gift. Author Jane Weitzman is continuing her cross‐country tour where she has had speaking engagements at over 40 locations nationwide including The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The Mint Museum in North Carolina. Throughout her tour she has been speaking book fairs and for charities such as the Philadelphia Aids Fund, and local Breast Cancer events, as well as many others.



My Review

I love shoes. Any and all kinds of shoes. This book is beautiful on the outside and just begs for comments, and to be picked up and looked at. The book is a collection of non traditional shoes created by many different types of artists. There is no stories for the shoes, this is a strictly visual presentation of these unique and beautifully artistic shoes. There are colors, designs and materials for every taste. You will want to take some of these shoes right off the pages and put them on your feet. This coffee table book would make a perfect gift for any shoe loving fashionista.

About the Author:

Jane Gershon Weitzman was the Executive Vice President of Stuart Weitzman and the first Vice President of Stuart Weitzman Retail. She spearheaded philanthropy for the company by generating funds to support breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness. Her efforts were brought to life through innovative charity events on the brand’s website, such as the Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Breast Cancer Shoe Auction, and its retail stores. She serves on the Trust Board of the Boston Children’s Hospital.

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