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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After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, but she wanted to make a living as a writer. Lurie was married to Jonathan Bishop for 37 years and had three sons, and then married Edward Hower, a novelist and professor. I did once read a piece by Lurie about how her own clothes choices had changed as she grew older – will see if I can find a link. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Looking forward to listening to Hip in a Hijab. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 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.

Extraordinarily intelligent and insightful. 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.


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The History Girls: The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie Catherine Johnson

Lurie was married to Jonathan Bishop for 37 years and had three sons, and then married Edward Hower, a novelist and professor. The meaning on the way we dress or how we use fashion to define ourselves is a core concept of the read, and the one I found the most interesting. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view – After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children.

Aug 30, Juergen rated it liked it.

Her first novel, Love and Friendshipis a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. Un interesante pero no emocionante ensayo sobre el significado de la moda.

Review ‘eaten’ by GR. It doesn’t feature much about my core period – 12th century, it’s focus is elsewhere, but I recently featured it on my research book feature on my Facebook page! Jun 19, Andrea rated it really liked it. Some other observations I found worth noting: I though it was a pretty good account of why we wear what we wear and what it says about us.

The reason why Crash men suits appeared darker and heavier was to shield them from the cold while waiting in the bread lines. No actual linguistic structure is really Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Like many non-academic texts it luroe “source notes” instead of properly footnoted references. Another reason of why I love this detailed orientated book, was how Alison Lurie incorporated pictures and diagrams in her book. Indeed, according to Lurie, the whole history of fashion for the past 70 years “”can be viewed as a series of more or less successful campaigns to force, flatter, or bribe ,anguage back into uncomfortable and awkward styles, not only for purposes of Vicarious Ostentation and security of sexual ownership, but also and increasingly in order to handicap them in professional competition with men.


And I couldn’t have done my thesis without Alison Lurie’s wonderful book. 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. Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues.

So she might, if she could back away from the stereotypes. Sep 19, Emmina rated it did not like it. Really enjoyed reading this. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms symbolize the long periods of inaction in the game. A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

The Language of Clothes

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Refresh and try again. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Sep 05, Tracey rated it liked it Recommends it clohtes Excellent book on a little researched and mostly unconscious subject.

Was it source material for Overdressed: