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Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy L. Etcoff
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Aug 27, 2011

really liked it

Beauty is symmetry and hormones, with a little pinch of cultural bias. Period. At no point in time is Anna Wintour in any way responsible for a beauty ideal. Period. People on different continents still find beautiful people beautiful.

The second half of the book is equally interesting. Talking about adornment instead of physique, she ventures into the meaning of things territory. Much of Thorstein Veblen, without any irony. 'Cause Veblen was right.

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