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The Substance of Style

How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness

The Substance of Style( )
Author: Postrel, Virginia
ISBN:978-0-06-018632-6
Publication Date:Sep 2003
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

From airport terminals decorated like Starbucks to the popularity of hair dye among teenage boys, one thing is clear: we have entered the Age of Aesthetics. Sensory appeals are everywhere, and they are intensifying, radically changing how Americans live and work.

We expect every strip mall and city block to offer designer coffee, a copy shop with do-it-yourself graphics workstations, and a nail salon for manicures on demand. Every startup, product, or public space calls for...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Aesthetics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.89 Inches
Book Weight:0.884 Pounds



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