BOOK: The Italian Art of Shoemaking

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If you’re interested in a deep dive into the culture of one of the world’s more distinguished shoemakers, consider The Italian Art of Shoemaking: Works of Art in Leather.

Image courtesy of Rizzoli.

Image courtesy of Rizzoli.

Edited by Cristina Morozzi | Rizzoli; $80

It takes readers inside the world of Moreschi shoes, which have long been recognized for their craftsmanship and unique style. Both are on display here in shots by award winning photographer Giò Martorana — from works in progress to finished products. Moreschi’s men’s shoes, noted for their combinations of strong colors and varied types of leather, have been worn by celebrities including Michael Jackson, Richard Burton, Adrien Brody and Johnny Cash. And while the brand has designs on the future, including a more recently developed women’s line, this volume is a remarkable exploration of the history that made them an institution.

Last modified: August 22, 2017