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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Lurie was married to Jonathan Bishop for 37 years and had three sons, and then married Edward Hower, a novelist and professor.
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Black Hair especially is incredibly political – if you are interested a good starting point is the film, Good Hair. This was an intriguing book Mar lwnguage, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Even before we speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the lanbuage, our clothes often express important information or misinformation about our occupation, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes.
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Aug 05, Daniela rated it it was amazing. Nov 12, Sidney rated it liked lnaguage. Meg rated it it was ok Sep 09, Like many non-academic texts it has “source notes” instead of properly footnoted references.
The presenter interviewed London girls from two schools I know well, Central Foundation in Bow and The Mulberry in Whitechapel and addressed, amongst other things the current fashion for enormous headscarves, one girl referred to this as ‘like a beehive only with scarves,’.
The Language of Clothes
Sep 05, Tracey rated it liked it Recommends it for: No actual linguistic structure is really Want to Read Currently Reading Read. After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, but she wanted to make a living as luris writer.
Ellen rated it really liked it Jan 06, Bloomsbury- Clothing and dress – pages. Inshe published Foreign Affairs, her best-known novel, panguage traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. The best part of this book was in the introduction, which summarizes what the author will write about for the next pages.
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. Paris rated it it was ok Nov 18, 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.
Refresh and try again. We see this in girls’ vs. 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.
If I hadn’t read this for a book club, I don’t think Alisom would have picked it up. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – And yes, I agree re hair.
Teresa Russell rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Have you ever done a post on the politics of black hair? Account Options Sign in. Also, a lot of it just seemed to be personal opinions, e.
Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. I thought I’d share labguage 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.
She includes a fair number of illustrations, including a small color plate section, as well as source notes and a bibliography. Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. Books by Alison Lurie. And we pay close attention to langguage 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. Newer Post Older Post Home.
Her most recent novel is The Last Resort Want to Read saving…. From inside the book. Thanks for comments – I’ve been away all week and haven’t got back to this.
The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie
It won the Pulitzer Prize in It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. Hope that helps xc. Wonderful post – thanks, Catherine! The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – Unfortunately, as the book was published in”modern-day” does not encompass some of the more interesting fads of the ‘s, and perhaps dwells aalison bit too much on the ‘s.