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I enjoyed the book and it made me think about style in ways I'm not accustomed to, but to be honest, it was a bit of a slog to get through and I didn't finish it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ted Sanders
I very much enjoyed this book. Well written and argued, I enjoyed the premise much more than I originally thought. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beauty is a distinct advantage in life. Postrel leads us through a rational, interesting and compelling argument as to the power and the intrinsic advantages enjoyed by the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Questhm
This is the product of a hack. Her essential argument is that companies are increasingly able to make beautiful, cool stuff for an increasingly demanding public. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert J. Crawford
Postrel is insightful and as a person who appreciates material things I appreciated her explanation of why so many people want the best of the best. Things make a difference. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Linda F. Greenberg
I have not read many books since entering middle age that have metaphorically grabbed me by the lapels, batted me around, and screamed "WAKE UP and actually THINK about your... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Christopher K. Gray
A great idea to look at aesthetics from this perspective of advertising and media. Unfortunately this ambitious book strings together just too many ideas with little analysis. Read morePublished 23 months ago by m stone
I liked the ideas in this book, it was very enlightening. Quick read too. It was for a class which is why I could not bring myself to "love it"...Published on January 30, 2013 by apet