Taste & Authenticity


The functional object is devoid of being. Reality prevents its regression to that “perfect” dimension the fact of proceeding  from which suffices to ensure being. This is why such objects seem so reduced, for whatever their price, merit or prestige, they configure, and must perforce continue to configure , the loss of the Father and the Mother.  Rich in functionality but impoverished in meaning, their frame of reference is the present moment, and their possibilities do not extend beyond everyday life.

Baudrillard, The System of Objects, pg 85


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