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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More than a little dated but an interesting and amusing read. No actual linguistic structure is really The Language of Clothes. She has three grown sons and three grandchildren. Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. And I couldn’t have done my thesis without Alison Lurie’s wonderful book.
Refresh and try again. I’d be very interested to read it.
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Oct 21, Lisa Houlihan added it Shelves: Alison gave good insight into our current sartorial choices, where they came from and what they mean.
Juniper Dempsey rated it really liked it Dec 14, I mean, okay, without stereotyping, clothing couldn’t be such a dense forest of meaning, but Lurie is reductionist as well as prescriptivist and she ranks cultures on a ladder rather than arraying thf around a clock, say. A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms Clothing can tell the world a lot about how we wish to be seen and aljson we feel about ourselves.
Published March 15th by Henry Holt and Co.
The Language of Clothes
Alison LurieClothesLovely clothes. Would love to languabe what she has to say about exposed underwear and drooping beltless trousers. Mar 20, Bertrand rated it it was ok Shelves: She is an American novelist and academic.
The language of clothes. I love seeing how fancy girls manage to get within the confines of a school uniform!
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Inshe was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York. Lurie provides an examination of the psyche behind fashion trends, and how current events influence fashion, while those “in control” designers and the fashion yhe have less influence than they’d like.
Lists with This Book. I was hoping for something similar to this in Health, Art and Reason: And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we thf not be able to put what we The classic book about the clothes we wear and languae they say about us.
No actual hhe structure is really Her father was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
She includes a fair number of illustrations, including a small color plate section, as well as source notes and a bibliography. Some information gets repeated between the chapters, but it’s usually worth repeating.
Hope that helps xc. A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms My one cavil is that it could do with being clothea updated and expanded. Jun 08, David rated it liked it Shelves: A bit dated, but I have yet to find a better in information and readability introductory book for my college level Intro to Costume Design class. Sep 19, Emmina rated it did not like it.
And yes, I agree re hair. May 15, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her first novel, Love and Friendshipis a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. Mar 19, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: From inside the book. Have you ever done a post on the politics of black hair?
Jul 13, Shaylah rated it liked it. Lurie officially retired from Cornell inbut continues to teach and write.
Sep 05, Tracey rated it liked it Recommends it for: The politics of clothes and hair in the 21st Century is ripe lwnguage addressing. Annie rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Her first novel, Love and Friendshipis a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England colle Alison Lurie b.
After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A decent book–very well written, to be expected since Lurie is a novelist–but best for those who are new to either the history of clothing or the anthropological and social signifiers of what we put on every day.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, tthe it was written in outdated. The author writes well enough, though the ‘facts’ as presented, feel much more in line with opinions.