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Virginia Postrel:
On glamour

TED2004 · 16:15 · Filmed Feb 2004
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Virginia Postrel: On glamour
16:15 · Filmed February 2004 at TED2004 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the true meaning, and the powerful uses, of glamour — which she defines as any calculated, carefully polished image designed to impress and persuade.

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Virginia Postrel is a writer and cultural critic who examines the hidden economics of modern society, poking at the unexamined ideas behind the march of progress. Full bio
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