The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness

The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness

THE SUBSTANCE OF STYLE: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness By Virginia Postrel (HarperCollins)

From iMacs to designer toilet brushes, style has trumped function in our new “age of look and feel.” In this wonderfully sharp mix of expert analysis and everyday observation, Postrel takes a close look at our growing preoccupation with aesthetics, concluding that it’s finally OK to care about looks.

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