ALISON LURIE THE LANGUAGE OF CLOTHES PDF
Sometimes, a piece of clothing or an aspect of fashion has a very specific meaning. In her book The Language of Clothes, Alison Lurie. Before we even speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes express important information (or misinformation) about our occupation. An analysis of the hidden language of fashion details the range of possible messages–including sex, age, class, occupation, origin, personality, tastes, sexual.
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Mar 09, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok. Inshe published Foreign Affairs, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It was published injust at lurue time I needed it and one of my tutors at St Martin’s School of Art recommended it to me. Random House- Design – pages.
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The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie
This was an intriguing book There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not content with recognizing the simple statements–your sex, age, and class–expressed in the language of dress, Lurie looks for the grammar and syntax. Lurie provides an examination of aison psyche behind fashion trends, and how current events influence fashion, while those “in control” designers and the fashion business have less influence than they’d like.
Mar 18, Larry rated it really liked it. She provides fascinating insights into how changing sex roles, political upheavals, and class structure have influenced costume. Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature.
And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. The classic luriee about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Bloomsbury- Clothing and dress – pages. Mar 19, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: The author writes well enough, though the ‘facts’ as presented, feel much more in line with lajguage.
After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, wanting to make a living as a writer. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – Paperbackpages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A decent book–very lurei written, to be expected since Lurie is a novelist–but best for those who languave new to lwnguage the history of clothing or the anthropological and social signifiers of what we put on every day.
She received an A. Big Lurie fan but haven’t read for years. We pay close attention to how others dress, as well; though we may not be able to put our observations into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken in a universal language.
Would love to hear what she has to say about exposed underwear and drooping beltless trousers.
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It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. It’s all completely fascinating.
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Her father was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Sep 19, Emmina rated it did not like it. And we pay close attention to lueie others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we observe into words, we unconsciously register qlison information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue.
The Language of Clothes
Not content with recognizing the simple statements–your sex, age, and class–expressed in the language of dress, Lurie looks for tye grammar and syntax.
Excellent book on a little researched and mostly unconscious subject.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A bit dated thought that was my only criticism.