Dressed: The Philosophy of Clothes – Shahidha Bari

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‘A sensual and intellectual pleasure from start to finish’ – Deborah Levy, author of The Cost of Living

We are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dress every day? Can memories, meaning and ideas be wrapped up in a winter coat?

These are the questions that interest Shahidha Bari, as she explores the secret language of our clothes. Ranging freely through literature, art, film and philosophy, Dressed tracks the hidden power of clothes in our culture and our daily lives.

From the depredations of violence and ageing to our longing for freedom, love and privacy, from the objectification of women to the crisis of masculinity, each garment exposes a fresh dilemma. Item by item, the story of ourselves unravels. Evocative, enlightening and dazzlingly original, Dressed is not just about clothes as objects of fashion or as a means of self-expression.

This is a book about the deepest philosophical questions of who we are, how we see ourselves and how we dress to face the world.

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Weight 0.295 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Dewey

391 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K