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The Fashion System


Fashion never ceases to interest psychologists, aestheticians and sociologists. Roland Barthes, however, examined fashion from a new point of view. Using descriptions from magazines, he uncovered a system of meaning and subjected it for the first time to semantic analysis. The Fashion System, published in France in 1967, is bold and imaginative. In his endeavour to confine his love, outrage and passion for fashion to a system, Barthes created a work of literature that is witty, humane, personal and enormously stimulating

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The Fashion System
2010, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099528333

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The Fashion System
1990, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520071773

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The Fashion System
1985, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224029841


The Fashion System
1983, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809044375


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