Taste & Class

Duchamp_Fountaineimage: Fountain by Marcel Duchamp photographed by Alfred Stieglitz

“He cannot move from the ‘primary stratum of the meaning we can grasp on the basis of our ordinary experience’ to the ‘stratum of secondary meanings’, i.e. the ‘level of the meaning of what is signified’, unless he possesses the concepts which go beyond the sensible properties and which identify the specifically stylistic properties of the work.”

Pierre Bourdieu, “Introduction”, Distinctions

 

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