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The Fashion System Author: Roland Barthes
Title: The Fashion System
ISBN: 0809044374
ISBN13: 978-0809044375
Other Formats: lrf mbr doc azw
Pages: 303 pages
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (July 1, 1983)
Language: English
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Size PDF version: 1495 kb
Size EPUB version: 1250 kb
Subcategory: Beauty, Grooming, & Style



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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."