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Average rating: 3.83 · 1,225 ratings · 165 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
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"The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World would be an excellent addition to a high school curriculum, it has something for everyone: mathematicians, inventors, scientists, botanists, historians, artists, designers, and fashion. As an ed" Read more of this review »
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"Breathtaking work of non-fiction!!! I didn't have such a thrill reading a research for a very long time. Both extensive historical research and master storytelling makes this book a hidden art.
Taking into consideration all parts involved, their reso" Read more of this review »
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"This wonderfully informative book practically sings! My eyes have really been opened to a subject I've been interested in but up until now had not explored in detail. To me it's a Wow! book.

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“At the simplest level, only people who know they do not know everything will be curious enough to find things out.”
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“Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.”
Virginia Postrel, The Substance of Style

“Functionality still matters, of course. But competition has pushed quality so high and prices so low that many manufacturers can no longer distinguish themselves with price and performance, as traditionally defined. In a crowded marketplace, aesthetics is often the only way to make a product stand out.”
Virginia Postrel, The Substance of Style




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