10,000 Years of Shoes

10,000 Years of Shoes

Published in 2011, 10,000 Years of Shoes explores the form, function, history, and diversity of shoes and features stunning photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Brian Lanker.

Edited by Jon Erlandson and Sarah McClure, and including essays by Thomas Connolly, Erlandson, Petr Hlavacek and Kenny Moore, the book connects two ends of a spectrum that have become hallmarks of the UO: the museum's famed collection of 10,000-year-old sagebrush bark sandals, the world's oldest known shoes, and the innovations in running shoes developed by Bill Bowerman, Phil Knight, and Nike from the 1960s on.

$34.99. 99 pages. Available in hardcover at the museum store. Mail-order purchases can be arranged by calling 541-346-5331 or emailing jei@uoregon.edu.

Oregon - Where Past is Present catalog

Oregon—Where Past is Present

A catalog produced to accompany the museum's eponymous exhibit, featuring essays and photographs about Oregon's deep cultural history. 

$5. Mail-order purchases can be arranged by calling 541-346-5331 or emailing jei@uoregon.edu.

Ethiopian collection catalog 

William O. and Jayne Bowerman Hall Ethiopian Collection 

Authored by Greenfield, Pankhurst, and Comrada, this catalog features photographs by Jack Liu and explores Ethiopia's material culture and history over hundreds of years. From handicrafts to illustrated manuscripts to brass sculpted hand crosses, the varied objects highlight the cultural complexity of Ethiopian society.

The museum acquired the collection through a generous gift from Jayne Bowerman Hall as a tribute to her husband William O. Hall, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1967 to 1971. 

$5. 50 pages, published in 2000. Mail-order purchases can be arranged by calling 541-346-5331 or emailing jei@uoregon.edu.

 

 

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