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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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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 Her father was a Latvian-born teacher, scholar and socialist who founded the Council of Clotes Federations and Welfare Funds. She received an A. Lurie was married to Jonathan Bishop for 37 years and had three sons, and lanfuage married Edward Hower, a novelist and professor.

After finishing college, Lurie worked as an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in New York, wanting to make a living as a lanhuage. After years of receiving rejection slips, she devoted herself to raising her children.

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. Account Options Sign in.

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Random House- Design – pages. An analysis of the hidden language of fashion details the range of possible messages–including sex, age, class, occupation, origin, personality, tastes, sexual desires, and current mood. From clothea the book. Contents Clothing as a Sign System.

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