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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It was published injust at the time I needed it and one of my tutors at St Martin’s School of Art recommended it to me. Not content with recognizing the simple statements–your sex, age, and class–expressed in the language clthes dress, Lurie looks for the grammar and syntax.
Aug 05, Daniela rated it it was amazing. Liz rated it really liked it Feb 17, Apr 06, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: It doesn’t feature much about my core period – 12th century, it’s focus is elsewhere, but I recently featured it on my research book feature on my Facebook page!
The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie
No actual linguistic structure is really People come in more colors than blonde red and brunette. Return to Book Page. Ths rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Ellen rated it really liked it Jan 06, The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – Sep 05, Tracey rated it clothex it Recommends it for: If you don’t have a copy I cannot recommend it enough. Her first novel, Love and Friendshipis a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England colle Alison Lurie b.
Oct 22, Viriam rated it it was amazing. Like many non-academic texts it has “source notes” instead of properly footnoted references.
I love seeing how fancy girls manage to get within the confines of a school uniform! Lists with This Book. Really enjoyed reading this. Alison LurieClothesLovely clothes. After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Random House- Design – pages. In the meantime, until that book comes out, read this. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren. Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore panguage children’s literature. Big Lurie fan but haven’t read for years.
The Language of Clothes
After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. Nov 12, Sidney rated it liked it. ElDoom rated it it was amazing Dec 31, She provides fascinating insights into how changing sex roles, political upheavals, and class structure have influenced costume. Have you ever done a post on the politics of ckothes hair?
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I was thinking about last years Fair Isle post, and almost posted a short langkage that was inspired by a visit I made to the island over 30 years ago when I was researching my thesis. I’ve long thought of clothing as a form of social signalling, and this book goes through a detailed history of how that has alisno over the years. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated.
From inside the book. Contents Clothing as a Sign System.
Her novel “The Truth About Lorin Jones” has a lot of insights into the art world and is very revealing of character through clothes, come to think of it so I can imagine her take on fashion would be fascinating. We pay close attention to how other people dress and it is part of what we use to form a first impression of someone. And clothes in cities have changed not only because of fashion and music but because of culture too.
I was hoping for something similar to this in Health, Art and Reason: The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – Mar 09, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok.
Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature. Mar 18, Larry rated it really liked it. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Looking forward to listening to Hip in a Colthes. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated.