Cover of: The language of clothes | Alison Lurie

The language of clothes

1st ed.

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this exhaustive and entertaining study, Alison Lurie shows what the clothes we choose to wear say about us. Approaching clothing from four perspectives -- historical, social logical, psychological, anthropological -- she demonstrates how color, fabric and cut are not mere whims of designers or manufacturers but constitute a vocabulary and grammar as precise and full of subconscious intent as any verbal language: how our clothes announce our sex, age and class and often give important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, geographical origin, personality, opinions, tastes, sexual desires and current mood. - Back cover.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [265]-266.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
391
Library of Congress
GT525 .L87

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 272 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of pages
272

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3783875M
Internet Archive
languageofclothe00luri
ISBN 10
0394513029
LC Control Number
81040220
Library Thing
178829
Goodreads
729865

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