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Book Title: The Fashion System|
The author of the book: Roland Barthes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.46 MB
Edition: Hill & Wang
Date of issue: December 12th 1983
ISBN 13: 9780809044375
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In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazinethe structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashionBarthes 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."
Read information about the authorRoland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, design theory, anthropology and post-structuralism.
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