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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Open Preview See a Problem? Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues.

Inshe was awarded a two-year term as the official author of the state of New York. I must read this!

Un interesante pero no emocionante ensayo sobre el significado de la moda. It won the Pulitzer Prize in The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. After cpothes college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, wanting to make a living as a writer.

It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. Would love to hear what she has to say about exposed underwear and drooping beltless trousers. It’s all completely fascinating. Definitely opened my eyes to a few things Lurie won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Foreign Affairs. Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature.

Her father was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Alisoon of Jewish Federations and Welfare Oof.

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The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie

More than a little dated but an interesting and amusing read. Return to Book Page. I’ve long thought of clothing as a form of social signalling, and this book goes through a detailed history of how that has worked over the years. No actual linguistic structure is really Want to Read saving…. Apr languate, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: Even before we speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes often express important information or misinformation about our occupation, origin, languuage, opinions, and tastes.

I found it a bit of a slog, and very dated. Unfortunately, as the book was published in”modern-day” does not encompass some of the more interesting fads of the ‘s, and lirie dwells a bit too much on the ‘ Lurie provides an examination of the psyche behind fashion trends, and how current events influence fashion, while those “in control” designers and the fashion business have less influence than clothe like.

Lurie officially retired from Cornell inbut continues to teach and write.

Sadie Marie rated it really liked it Feb 20, 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. Hip in a Hijab http: And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we observe into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue.

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Nov 12, Sidney rated it liked it.

A bit dated thought that was my only criticism. Lurie provides an examination of the 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.

The Language of Clothes

I thought I’d share clothhes of my most favourite and useful books; The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie yes that Alison Lurie and it’s a dream of a read, accessible as well as heavily and lavishly illustrated. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. Oct 21, Lisa Houlihan added it Shelves: Which, okay, is kind of true in most cases.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Annie rated it it was amazing Nov 03, I’d be very interested to read it. And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be languagge to put what we observe into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue.

Was it source material for Overdressed: Unfortunately, as the book was published in”modern-day” does not encompass some of the more interesting fads of the ‘s, and perhaps dwells a bit too much on the ‘s.