Virginia I. Postrel
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Virginia I. Postrel

Virginia Postrel a Los Angeles-based author, columnist, and speaker whose work spans a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, concentrating on the intersection of culture and commerce. Writing in Vanity Fair, Sam Tanenhaus described her as "a master D.J. who sequences the latest riffs from the hard sciences, the social sciences, business, and technology, to name only a few sources." Postrel is the author most recently of The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, published by Basic Books. Her previous books are The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion (2013), The Substance of Style (2003), and The Future and Its Enemies (1998). She is a regular columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. To learn more about her and read a large archive of her articles and blog posts, visit vpostrel.com.
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