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Book Title: Inéditos, Vol.3 - Imagem e Moda|
Date of issue: 2005
ISBN 13: 9788533620797
The author of the book: Roland Barthes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 996 KB
Edition: Martins Editora
Read full description of the books Inéditos, Vol.3 - Imagem e Moda:First of all, I need to point out that Roland Barthes' "The Fashion System" is not "The Language of Fashion." There seems to be confusion regarding these two titles - they are separate books. "The Language of Fashion" is a collection of essays regarding clothing/fashion and how to "read" clothing with respect to culture and dandyism, among other categories. "The Fashion System" is basically a book length study of the same subject matter.
"The Language of Fashion" are mostly magazine pieces or essays before he wrote the mega-book - and for me, much easier read. The language gets a little academic - and I think it is Barthes most difficult work to read - but still, this book is pretty much an amazing work. Basically Barthes studied fashion literature / text from French iconic magazines - and he re-reads or analyzes the text, in how clothing is different from fashion and of course style.
The afterword is quite long and that is written by the book's translator Andy Stafford. Basically he critiques Barthes writing for these essays as well as "The Fashion System," and notes various critics who commented on Barthes' work. Overall a very interesting book. I happen to love Barthes work as a critic-at-large, but some of his more intense - language wise - is a tough read at times. Still, a must for the Barthes fan, and I'm happy that I dwell into these pages.
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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