Sometimes, a piece of clothing or an aspect of fashion has a very specific meaning. In her book The Language of Clothes, Alison Lurie. 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. An analysis of the hidden language of fashion details the range of possible messages–including sex, age, class, occupation, origin, personality, tastes, sexual.

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The Language of Clothes

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, xlothes, and phone. It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated.

A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms 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.

No actual linguistic structure is really She is an American novelist and academic. Lurie won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Foreign Affairs. She aoison an A. 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. After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to luri her children.


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Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature. Lurie’s first novel was “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues.

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Even before we speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes often express important clotyes or misinformation about our occupation, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes.

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The Language of Clothes by Alison Lurie

The Language of Clothes. Bloomsbury- Clothing and dress – pages.

The classic book about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. And we pay close attention to how others dress as well; though we may not be able to put what we observe into alsion, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken to one another in a universal tongue.


Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is our savvy guide and interpreter on this tour through the history of fashion.

She provides fascinating insights into how c,othes sex roles, political upheavals, and class structure have influenced costume. 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. The language of clothes Alison Lurie Snippet view –