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Art Of The Shoemaker

Art Of The Shoemaker

At a Glance:

  • M.De Garsault's 1767 Art du cordonnier
  • Annotated translation by D.A. Saguto
  • A look at the lives and production of 18th-century shoemakers
  • 83 color and 8 black and white photos
  • 325 line drawings
  • 304 pages
  • Hardcover with jacket
More Detail:
Despite the universal importance of shoes to mankind, there has been surprisingly little scholarship on 18th-century shoemaking. Now D.A. Saguto, master boot- and shoemaker for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the nation's leading researcher on early shoes and shoemaking, presents an English translation of the key text from the period: M. De Garsault's Art du cordonnier.

In addition to translating Garsault's text, the book includes Saguto's extensive notes, comments from 18th-century sources, a facsimile of the French text, and translations of other 18th-century writings about shoemaking.

"No work about shoemaking and footwear is more significant than Art of the Shoemaker: An Annotated Translation. . . . This book is a fascinating look into the lives and production of eighteenth-century shoemakers and their trade's prominent place in western civilization."
Edward Maeder, Curator of Textiles, Historic Deerfield

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