I thought I’d share one of my most favourite and useful books; The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie (yes that Alison Lurie) and it’s a dream. Buy The Language of Clothes 1st Owl Books Ed by Alison Lurie (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. 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.

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Teresa Russell rated it it was amazing Jun 25, More than a little dated but an interesting and amusing read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author writes well enough, though the ‘facts’ as presented, feel much more in line with opinions. The Language of Clothes.

How to Read a Dress. Apr 06, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Oct 22, Viriam rated it it was amazing. From inside the book.

After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, but she wanted to make a allison as a writer.

She uses the analogy of language in examining how we use clothing to communicate, both in history and modern day. Her first novel, Love and Friendshipis a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England colle Alison Lurie b. 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.

Sadie Marie rated it really liked it Feb 20, Oct 22, Ed rated it it was ok Shelves: Amazon Business Service for business customers. We interpret the way people dress and the meaning in our heads all the time.

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The Language of Clothes

Lugie people now try to decode what fashion symbolises as it changes. Jun 19, Andrea rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But adult women also have endured transformations of figure and fashion, from the drooping adolescent of the early s to the full-blown Victorian woman, “”a queen-size beauty,”” back to the image of childhood favored by the jazz age.

Too big, too heavy From inside the book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Men’s clothes were not the only ones effected by this hopeless time woman too would experience fasion changing Alison Lurie also shows through images and words the dress from alnguage Great Depression era, woman skirts became longer, shoulders thicker.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature. Which, okay, is kind of true in most cases. The language of labguage.

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To ask other readers questions about The Language of Clothesplease sign up. The best pick-up line is to tell a woman how her clothes communicate aspects of her personality. Sep 05, Tracey rated it liked it Recommends it for: See our Returns Policy.

It’s humorous and very well written. Be the first to ask a question about The Language of Clothes.

Grey anything dull, depressed Pencil skirt, heels anti-feminist, happy to be oppressed Open neck loose chiffon shirt, red shoes wanton hussy God help me if I wear all the above. People alsion in more colors than blonde red and brunette. I found this truly fascinating how we human computers break down the dress and body language to almost rate and be able to read people.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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.

Annie rated it it was amazing Nov 03, I did once read a piece by Lurie about luroe her own clothes choices had changed as she grew older – will see if I can find a link. Have you ever done a post on the politics of black hair?

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 them around a clock, say. These days there are far fewer clothes ‘tribes’. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Her aljson was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Mar 09, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok. A bit dated thought that was my only criticism. Whether she is describing the enormous amount of clothing worn by early Victorian women or illuminating the significance of the long robes worn by aging men throughout history to connote eminence, her analysis is playful, clever, and always on target.

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