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Fashion System - Roland Barthes - Paperback

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809015030
  • ISBN: 080901503X
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

AUTHOR

Barthes, Roland, Ward, Matthew, Howard, Richard

SUMMARY

In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine--the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion--Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: "Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don't calculate; if clothing's producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation."Barthes, Roland is the author of 'Fashion System - Roland Barthes - Paperback' with ISBN 9780809015030 and ISBN 080901503X.

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