The Substance of Style

The Substance of Style
Author: Virginia Postrel
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061852862
Language: en
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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.

The Substance of Style

The Substance of Style
Author: Virginia Postrel
Release: 2004-09-07
Editor: Harper Perennial
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0060933852
Language: en
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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.

The Substance of Style

The Substance of Style
Author: Virginia Postrel
Release: 2003-09-02
Editor: Harper
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0060186321
Language: en
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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 an aesthetic touch, which gives us more choices, and more responsibility. By now, we all rely on style to express identity. And aesthetics has become too important to be left to the aesthetes. In this penetrating, keenly observed book, Virginia Postrel shows that the "look and feel" of people, places, and things are more important than we think. Aesthetic pleasure taps deep human instincts and is essential for creativity and growth. 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.

Joan Didion

Joan Didion
Author: Kathleen M. Vandenberg
Release: 2021-02-01
Editor: State University of New York Press
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781438481401
Language: en
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Explores how Didion’s nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically. Much acclaimed and often imitated, Joan Didion remains one of the leading American essayists and political journalists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The lone woman writer among the New Journalists in the 1960s and '70s, Didion became a powerful critic of public and political mythologies in the '80s and '90s, and was an inspiration for those, particularly women, dealing with aging and grief and loss in the early 2000s. An iconic figure, Didion is still much admired by readers, critics, and essayists, who speak of looking to her prose style as a model for their own. In Joan Didion: Substance and Style, Kathleen M. Vandenberg explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for its beauty and poetry, also works rhetorically. Through close readings of selected nonfiction from the last forty years—biographically, culturally, and politically situated—Vandenberg reveals how Didion deliberately and powerfully employs style to emphasize her point of view and enchant her readers. While Didion continues to publish and the "Cult of Joan," as one author calls it, grows seemingly stronger by the day, this book is the only extended treatment of Didion's later nonfiction and the first sustained and close consideration of how her essays work at the level of the sentence. Kathleen M. Vandenberg is Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric at Boston University.

Style and Substance

Style and Substance
Author: Margaret Russell
Release: 2009-10-28
Editor: Filipacchi Publishing
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781933231600
Language: en
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Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the interior-design magazine, a resource with 250 photos provides an intimate room-by-room guide to stunning interiors from around the world, in a book that draws on advice from A-list designers and architects and offers Style Guide fact boxes and a list of home-furnishing shops and Web sites.

Style and Substance

Style and Substance
Author: Liz Dennery Sanders
Release: 2018-02-12
Editor: Shebrand, Incorporated
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0692991816
Language: en
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A guide and workbook for women who want to build their confidence, their brands and their bank accounts. The exercises and exploratory questions are thorough and effective, while the chapters are short, digestible and laser-focused on what matters most when it comes to building an engaging brand.

Style and Substance

Style and Substance
Author: Helena Morrissey
Release: 2021-10-14
Editor: Piatkus
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780349429397
Language: en
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'An inspiring guide to developing your personal brand, achieving your career goals and shaping the future of work' Red 'Everything every career woman needs to know and yet is rarely shared so honestly' Anya Hindmarch 'Refreshingly relevant and practical' Roksanda Ilincic Women have made great advances in the workplace, but despite that - and the overwhelming amount of career advice out there - the same questions continue to arise: how to succeed in a man's world, how to combine a career with a family, how to be authentic and fit in, and whether it is even possible to achieve a work-life balance while chasing career goals. Unfortunately, much of the advice women are offered is badly out of date and lacking in 'cut-to-the-chase' strategies that really tally with their experience of the workplace now. What's more, the advice often tends to be defensive, focused on overcoming obstacles rather than drawing upon strengths. Style and Substance starts from a very different perspective. Written by Helena Morrissey, who has learned through her own experiences as a woman in the workplace and as a business leader, it will help you understand what really matters when it comes to career progression today, whatever your age, situation and aspirations. Style and Substance will show you how to build your own style - your personal brand - and how to have confidence in it, and in yourself. Once you realise how much agency you have and the steps that you can take to look the part, sound the part, feel the part and therefore be the part, you'll be empowered to achieve your goals in your own way, secure in who you are and what you have to offer.

Forever Chic

Forever Chic
Author: Tish Jett
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847841455
Language: en
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For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!

Lauren Rottet

Lauren Rottet
Author: Mayer Rus,Lauren Rottet
Release: 2000
Editor: Edizione Press
Pages: 142
ISBN: UOM:39015051286055
Language: en
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-- The first monograph on Lauren Rottet's work.-- Features award-winning commercial interiors including Disney, Mariott and the Screen Actors Guild.-- Author Mayer Rus is Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design Magazine.

Style and Substance

Style and Substance
Author: Claudia Rock,Suneeti Phadke
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 386
ISBN: 2761320905
Language: en
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Substance Style and Strategy

Substance  Style  and Strategy
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0195078373
Language: en
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Ideal for courses in advanced composition, Substance, Style, and Strategy offers a comprehensive guide to develop effective writing in every student. It enables students to form a personal style, to write about issues that are substantial and meaningful, and to use a range of strategies for solving writing problems of all kinds. Recognizing that students often require basic reminders of elementary stylistic principles, the book begins with a review in the first chapter, "Developing a Personal Style," that brings writers up to speed in standard skills. It discusses issues of subject, audience, style, and the writing process. Following chapters examine not only the types of essay writing students must do in college but also ways of writing that will be useful to them as developing writers later in life. The author presents workable, direct, and useful strategies for writing effective personal, biographical, argumentative, familiar, and critical essays. Each essay form is discussed in detail and illustrated through examples that are analyzed in depth; these examples are illuminating and instructive because they offer ways of solving problems that all writers confront. The text concludes with a practical appendix on research materials that outlines the most useful research strategies for modern writers, discussing both print resources and new on-line resources such as Lexis-Nexis, CD-ROM on-line databases and services, and the World Wide Web. Substance, Style, and Strategy stimulates students to develop their thoughts and feelings in skillful, meaningful, and expressive prose, providing them with a thorough grounding in how to be writers for life.

Don t Be Such a Scientist Second Edition

Don t Be Such a Scientist  Second Edition
Author: Randy Olson
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Island Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781610919173
Language: en
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In Don't Be Such a Scientist, Randy Olson recounts the lessons from his own hilarious--and at times humiliating--evolution from science professor to Hollywood filmmaker, sharing the secrets of talking substance in an age of style. The key, he argued, is to stay true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial, more irrational--and ultimately more human. Now, in this second edition of his provocative and groundbreaking book, Olson builds upon the lessons and storytelling of Don't Be Such a Scientist, providing an epilogue to each chapter for the current times, and adding a fresh introduction and new chapter on the importance of listening for science communicators (and beyond). Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition is a cutting and irreverent manual to speaking out and making your voice heard in an age of attacks on science. Invaluable for anyone looking to break out of the boxes of academia or research, Olson's writing will inspire readers to "make science human"--and to enjoy the ride along the way.

The Economics of Attention

The Economics of Attention
Author: Richard A. Lanham
Release: 2006-04-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9780226468822
Language: en
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If economics is about the allocation of resources, then what is the most precious resource in our new information economy? Certainly not information, for we are drowning in it. No, what we are short of is the attention to make sense of that information. With all the verve and erudition that have established his earlier books as classics, Richard A. Lanham here traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to Lanham, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for style is what competes for our attention amidst the din and deluge of new media. In such a world, intellectual property will become more central to the economy than real property, while the arts and letters will grow to be more crucial than engineering, the physical sciences, and indeed economics as conventionally practiced. For Lanham, the arts and letters are the disciplines that study how human attention is allocated and how cultural capital is created and traded. In an economy of attention, style and substance change places. The new attention economy, therefore, will anoint a new set of moguls in the business world—not the CEOs or fund managers of yesteryear, but new masters of attention with a grounding in the humanities and liberal arts. Lanham’s The Electronic Word was one of the earliest and most influential books on new electronic culture. The Economics of Attention builds on the best insights of that seminal book to map the new frontier that information technologies have created.

What Would Michelle Do

What Would Michelle Do
Author: Allison Samuels
Release: 2012-04-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101572467
Language: en
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Inspiring insights, advice, and style for every woman who admires the popular and poised First Lady Michelle Obama Embodying style, class, and intelligence, Michelle Obama has quickly become an American icon. Rising from modest beginnings, she went on to earn an Ivy League education, a position at a top law firm, and a pivotal role beside President Barack Obama. Yet Michelle still faces the same issues as most women today. As they watch her juggle kids, marriage, and a seemingly nonstop calendar without breaking a sweat, American women are asking, What Would Michelle Do? Award-winning Newsweek journalist Allison Samuels, who has interviewed the First Lady numerous times, follows the trajectory of Michelle's life to illustrate the determination, intellect, and charm that drove her success-and reveals how women can incorporate those same attributes to get everything Michelle has, from her toned arms to her grace under pressure to her happy marriage. With the 2012 elections looming, Michelle continues to be in the public's eye. Covering a range of lifestyle topics-from creating a distinctive style to conquering obstacles to managing a household-What Would Michelle Do? combines solid advice with a fun package that will appeal to style mavens, soccer moms, and career women alike.

Style Versus Substance

Style Versus Substance
Author: George V. Higgins
Release: 1984
Editor: Macmillan Publishing Company
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0025514504
Language: en
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This analysis and warning about the dangerous mix of politics and media manipulation examines the sixteen-year mayoral term of Boston's Kevin White in terms of the critical problems plaguing modern cities and government

Story

Story
Author: Robert McKee
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062039828
Language: en
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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century
Author: Kurt Andersen
Release: 2011-03-09
Editor: Delta
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780307785572
Language: en
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As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now.

The Substance of Style

The Substance of Style
Author: Virginia Postrel
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 238
ISBN: OCLC:808086267
Language: da
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On Speaking Well

On Speaking Well
Author: Peggy Noonan
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062034526
Language: en
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For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming a confidence, persuasive speaker demystifying topics including: Finding you own authentic voice Developing a text that interest you Acing the all-important first paragraph Using logic to move your audience Creating, developing, and reinventing the "core speech" for diverse audiences Strengthening your speech with a vital element: humor Winnowing your thought down to the essentials Handling professional jargon, clichés, and the sound bite syndrome Presenting your speech in the best way Collecting intellectual income--conversing your speech treasures Breaking all the rules and still succeeding Reading for inspiration--how to use the excellence of others Complete with lessons, tips and memorable examples, On Speaking Well shows us how to create forceful, persuasive, relevant speeches that will resonate with our audiences. Engaging, informative, and always entertaining, this is undoubtedly the authoritative how-to guide for anyone writing or giving a speech

Style Sex and Substance

Style  Sex  and Substance
Author: Hallie Lord
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Our Sunday Visitor
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781612782096
Language: en
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Who is to say who the authentic Catholic woman is? And how do the perils and pitfalls of modern society impact that vision? Here is a fresh look at life from the perspective of ten Catholic women who live in the spotlight of the Internet ten bloggers who keep it real every day with their personal posts relating their triumphs, trials, and temptations for all to see. In the same way, nothing is off limits in Style, Sex, & Substance. Each of these women brings a refreshingly open and humorous perspective to growing in faith and improving their relationship with Christ. Enjoy real stories, real struggles, and best of all, real faith and trust that God will bring out the best in all circumstances whether in the family room, the bedroom, or at work. Contributors include: --Hallie Lord --Jennifer Fulwiler --Danielle Bean --Rachel Balducci --Simcha Fisher --Anna Mitchell --Barbra Nicolosi --Rebecca Teti --Elizabeth Duffy --Karen Edmisten