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The Resource The substance of style : how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness, Virginia Postrel

The substance of style : how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness, Virginia Postrel

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The substance of style : how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness
Title
The substance of style
Title remainder
how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Postrel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whether it's sleek leather pants, a shiny new Apple computer, or a designer toaster, we make important decisions as consumers every day based on our sensory experience. Sensory appeals are everywhere, and they are intensifying, radically changing how Americans live and work. The twenty-first century has become the age of aesthetics, and whether we realize it or not, this influence has taken over the marketplace, and much more. In this penetrating, keenly observed book, Virginia Postrel makes the argument that appearance counts, that aesthetic value is real. Drawing from fields as diverse as fashion, real estate, politics, design, and economics, Postrel deftly chronicles our culture's aesthetic imperative and argues persuasively that it is a vital component of a healthy, forward-looking society. Intelligent, incisive, and thought-provoking, The Substance of Style is a groundbreaking portrait of the democratization of taste and a brilliant examination of the way we live now. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ZAB
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1960-
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Postrel, Virginia I.
Dewey number
111.85
Index
index present
LC call number
BH39
LC item number
.P6693 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Aesthetics
Label
The substance of style : how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness, Virginia Postrel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes section called: P.S. : insights, interviews & more
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-227) and index
Contents
The aesthetic imperative -- The rise of look and feel -- Surface and substance -- Meaningful looks -- The boundaries of design -- Smart and pretty
Control code
ocm56483669
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xv, 237, 15 p.
Isbn
9780060933852
System control number
(OCoLC)56483669
Label
The substance of style : how the rise of aesthetic value is remaking commerce, culture, and consciousness, Virginia Postrel
Publication
Note
Includes section called: P.S. : insights, interviews & more
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-227) and index
Contents
The aesthetic imperative -- The rise of look and feel -- Surface and substance -- Meaningful looks -- The boundaries of design -- Smart and pretty
Control code
ocm56483669
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xv, 237, 15 p.
Isbn
9780060933852
System control number
(OCoLC)56483669

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