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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. Hip in a Hijab http: Nov 12, Sidney rated it liked it.
Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is our savvy guide and interpreter on this tour through the history of fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
It was interesting in spots, but it’s obviously, since it was written in outdated.
Indeed, “”By the time we meet and converse we have already spoken to each other in an older and more universal tongue. She currently divides her time between Ithaca, Key West, and London. Un interesante pero no emocionante ensayo sobre el significado de la moda. 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.
Teresa Russell rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.
Extraordinarily intelligent and insightful. Account Options Sign in. Lurie had luie at Cornell University sincelanguag a full professor in specializing in folklore and children’s literature.
Mar 09, Katrina Sark rated it it was ok. A lot of her assertions languagd dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms From inside the book.
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.
Women love to talk about what the colors, patterns, and styles of their clothes mean. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download clkthes free Kindle App. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Business Service for business customers. We interpret the way people dress and the meaning in our heads all the time. I love seeing how luri girls manage to get within the confines of a school uniform! She received an A. Alison Lurie is the Pulitzer-prize winning author of many highly praised novels, including, most recently, The Last Resort.
A decent book–very well written, to be expected since Lurie is a novelist–but best for those who are new to either the history of clothing or the anthropological and social signifiers of what we put on every day.
They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible. Write a customer review. I must read this!
In the meantime, until that book comes out, read this. There’s a problem loading this menu at clothse moment. Women happily spend hours paging through it.
Lurie provides an examination of the psyche behind fashion trends, and how current events influence fashion, while those “in control” lyrie and the fashion business have less influence than they’d like. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing. An analysis of the hidden language of fashion details the range languuage possible messages–including sex, age, class, occupation, origin, personality, tastes, sexual desires, and current mood.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. 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. Too big, too heavy 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.
I shouldn’t be sexist — the book also discusses men’s clothes. I know that many of us came to historical fiction partly through clothes and costume, or is that just me? Please try again later. Langauge best pick-up line is to tell a woman how her clothes communicate aspects of her personality. Lurie had taught at Cornell University sincebecoming a full professor alisn specializing in folklore and children’s literature.
She looks at concealment, at how clothes unite and divide, the decline of the symbolic hat and much more. No eBook available Amazon.
Much here relates more to a history of clothes than a language of clothes, with Lurie detailing the development of clothes designed specifically for children: 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.
Which, okay, is kind of true in most cases. Lurie’s first novel languqge “Love and Friendship” and its characters were modeled on friends and colleagues. I knew so many little girls desperate to wear trousers AND dresses at primary school in East London in the 90s. My library Help Advanced Lanuage Search.