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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I though it was a pretty good account of why we wear what we wear and what it says about us. After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, wanting to make a living as a writer. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated. It won favorable reviews and established her as a keen observer of love in academia.
Juniper Dempsey rated it really liked it Dec 14, After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children.
One of my most favorite part of the book takes place during the Great Depression era, during this time fashion tried to make individuals look serious but also thicker Alison Lurie tries to explain.
Inshe published Foreign Affairs, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. A bit dated thought that was my only criticism. Be the first to discover new talent! Some other observations I found worth noting: She uses the analogy of language in examining how we use clothing to communicate, both in history and modern day.
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The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie
If you don’t have a copy I cannot recommend it enough. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.
As much as I loved this book there were some negatives, the most notable; through the information provided is both educational and interesting it forces the reader to take more of an abstract thought of the book making the reader must in a sense retranslate Alison Lurie’s information into more modern meanings. Jun 08, David rated it liked it Shelves: It makes you think.
The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie. She is an American novelist and academic.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Big Lurie fan but haven’t read for labguage. Would love to hear what she has to say about exposed underwear and drooping beltless trousers.
We see this in girls’ vs. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – My one cavil is that it could do with being throroughly updated and expanded. After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. She includes a fair number of illustrations, including a small color plate section, as well as source notes and a bibliography. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.
Alison Lurie wrote that another reason behind the lack of color and expression luriie this time was in fact a survival 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. Have you ever done a post on the politics of black hair? She received an A. It was published injust at the time I needed it and one of my tutors at St Martin’s School of Art recommended it to me.
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