The Language of Fashion

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 1, 2006 - Design - 224 pages
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Roland Barthes, widely regarded as one of the most perceptive critics of the twentieth century, was particularly fascinated by fashion and clothing. This collection brings together all of Barthes' untranslated writings on fashion, revealing the breadth and insight of Barthes' long engagement with the history of clothes. The essays range from an analysis of the significance of gemstones and jewelry, to an exploration of Courrèges and Chanel, to a discussion of of hippy style in Morocco, and the role of color in fashion.

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This volume includes several previously untranslated essays on fashion by legendary philosopher and critic Barthes (The Fashion System ) as well as transcriptions of two rare interviews. The scholarly ... Read full review


A Note on Research
From Gemstones to Jewellery
Dandyism and Fashion

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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French cultural and literary critic, whose clever and lyrical writings on semiotics made structuralism one of the leading movements of the twentieth century. Barthes had a cult following and published seventeen books.

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