Substance of Style

Ms. Postrel talked about her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and… read more

Ms. Postrel talked about her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness, published by HarperCollins. The book examines commercial capitalism, focusing on the apparent need for aesthetic value in modern American items such as designer clothing and gourmet food. The author argues that this concern with aesthetics is more significant than many people realize, and is in fact necessary to fuel creativity, inspire development, and enhance emotional comfort. Following her presentation, Ms. Postrel responded to questions from the audience. close

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Substance of Style

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Program ID:
178504-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Oct 04, 2003 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 16, 2004 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 04, 2003 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 2003 | 8:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2003 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2003 | 2:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2004 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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