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About the Author

Helene Verin is a designer of shoes, wallpaper, rugs, pillows, and tiles, and her work has appeared in countless books and publications. Verin is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she lives, and is a recognized expert on Beth Levine.
 
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584797592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584797593
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,331,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Helene Verin is a designer of shoes, wallpaper, rugs, pillows, and tiles. Her work has appeared in countless books and publications. Verin is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she lives, and is a recognized expert on Beth Levine.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James D. Burnham on March 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
For anyone that loves shoes or boots, this book is an absolute necessity. While David Hamsley's photos of Beth Levine's original designs (no knock-offs here) are out of this world, the insight Helene Verin brings forth, quite frankly rewrites the 20th century history of shoes. The significance of Beth Levine is clear, not only to a number of presidential first ladies, but to a multitude of Hollywood stars, as echoed in the book via insights and tributes by Harold Kota, Sonja Bata and Manolo Blahnik. As a historical reference, design inspiration and simply a coffee table masterpiece, I am thrilled to include this book in my library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Golly on May 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A delicious celebration of the awesome innovative design and fabrication skills and most appealing taste level of American shoe designer Beth Levine! Also a delicious celebration of the inspiring mentoring with which Beth Levine gifted equally engaging designer and author Helene Verin! The book Beth Levine Shoes enriches all the senses and illustrates how important it is for each of us to nurture and guide others as lovingly as Beth guided Helene-- and as Helene in turn lovingly nurtures and guides her mentees. It's a must-buy book for everyone you know!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy T. Pollock on March 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Helen Verin has managed to gather samplings of Beth Levine's innovative and inspired designs and create a book that is equal to a Levine masterpiece. I was a close friend of Beth's and through her and the Bata Shoe Museum collection I thought I had a pretty good sense of the beauty of Beth's work. Helen's collection of stories and photographs has completely awed me and I now see the complete story and the utter talent of this wonderful woman. It is easy to say that if you love shoes you will love this book - but that doesn't even come close.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Z. Weiss on March 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful quick fix if you love beautiful things and want to live vicariously in shoe heaven. Do hope and expect that the shoe designers from Manolo to Choo will get inspired again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Berman on June 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Helene Verin's composition elegantly tells the story of Beth Levine's innovative life and designs. Truly, I'm not that interested in shoes but the story of Beth's creative process reeled me in and I began to study each beautiful photograph in the book looking for the the infrastructure. Beth Levine was clearly brilliant and the book is a fascinating read that taught me more about design than I learned in college.
Mark Berman
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie H. Gallagher on March 8, 2014
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This beautiful book is a must for those of us who appreciate the fine craftsmanship that goes into a gorgeous pair of shoes. I was fortunate to see the Beth Levine show at the Bellevue Arts Museum a few years ago and now enjoy the book. I couldn't pass up the great price, just wish I could have purchased one for a close friend. e
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Rosenes on August 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a revelation - both about the untold story of the great American shoe designer Beth Levine and a pictorial tribute to her shoes as art. Far and away the best received gift I have found for my shoe-loving girlfriends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suze Mazzzei on May 14, 2011
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I had the honor to meet Mrs. Levine ...this book show how magic & beautiful was Beth in her exclusive shoes designer ..great book to have in your home to share with friends.
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