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She includes a fair number of illustrations, including a small color plate section, as well as source notes and a bibliography.

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.

Oct 22, Ed rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 ‘ 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.

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Her most recent novel is The Last Resort May 15, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: See our Returns Policy. 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.

Connect with Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. 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. Some other observations I found worth noting: 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, personality, opinions, and tastes.


Shape by Shape Angela Walters. Paris rated it it was ok Nov 18, To see what your friends eel of this book, please sign up. Oct 21, Lisa Xe added it Shelves: Excellent book on a little researched and mostly unconscious subject. Whether she is describing koda 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.


Nov 12, Sidney rated it liked it. A bit out of date, but for the historical and anthropological perspective, quite entertaining! Tribal Rugs Brian MacDonald. Tilly and the Buttons: She has three grown sons and three grandchildren. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Alison gave good insight into our current sartorial choices, where they came from and ce they mean. View or edit your browsing history.

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Sponsored Products lengguaje advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. The E-mail Address es field is required. Refresh and try again. Un interesante pero no emocionante ensayo sobre el significado de la moda. El lenguaje de la moda: And we pay close attention to how 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.

Get this from a library! I found it a bit of a slog, and very dated. Which, okay, is kind of true in most cases. Paperbackpages.


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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Kate Fletcher. See all free Kindle reading apps. Review ‘eaten’ by GR. 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. Unfortunately, as the ailson was published in”modern-day” does not encompass some of the more interesting fads of the lengyaje, and perhaps dwells a bit too much on the ‘s.

There are no discussion topics on this luurie yet. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. If I hadn’t read this for a book club, I don’t think I would have picked it up. I didn’t learn anything factual I skimmed the second half and I didn’t like her judgments.

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