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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We pay close attention to how others dress, as well; though we may not be able to put our lamguage into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken in a universal language.
Women love to talk about what the colors, patterns, and styles of their clothes mean. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – 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.
The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie
An intriguing topic, a disappointingly superficial treatment. Her father was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. See all 4 reviews. A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms 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 aison than they’d like.
Lists with This Book. Would love to hear what she has to say about exposed underwear and drooping beltless trousers.
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, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes.
I’d be very interested to read it.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Alisln Lurie has some interesting things to say about the history of clothes: Interesting but pretty obvious actually – very broad overview.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. It’s long and carefully researched. The language of clothes.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some other observations I found worth noting: Mar 19, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.
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Contents Clothing as a Sign System. 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. Black Hair especially is incredibly political – if you are interested a good starting point is the film, Alispn Hair. Alison LurieClothesLovely clothes.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Aug 05, Daniela rated it it was amazing. We pay close attention to how other people dress and it is part of what we use to form a first impression of someone. Account Options Sign in. Random Languagw- Design – pages. Alison Lurie wrote that another reason behind the lack of color and alisln during this time was in fact a aliison tactic, men and woman of this economic hardship time, would wear dark serious clothes to show that they were competent job ready adults rather than children.
If I hadn’t read this for a book club, I don’t think I would have picked it up. People come in more colors than blonde red and brunette. She currently divides her time between Ithaca, Key West, and London. The language of clothes. My library Help Advanced Book Search.