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By Postrel, Virginia
From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, an expansive global history that highlights how textiles truly changed the world (Wall Street Journal)
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A passionate proponent of the dynamic approach, Postrel analyzes how true progress stems from the ideas of individuals unencumbered by nostalgia for the past or the static assumptions and bureaucratic rules of the present.
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In today's world, making things look good is a growth industry, whether it's sleek leather pants, a shiny new Apple computer, or a toaster. In this penetrating New York Times Notable Book, Postrel shows that the allure of look and feel is both strong and disquieting.
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