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The Same Aesthetic Strait-jacket

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“Today collectors do no more than offer a home to antiques. The thin end of the avant-garde wedge is upheld by a handful of adventurous connoisseurs of painting and sculpture. All levels of society seem to be fastened into the same aesthetic strait-jacket, confined by canons of taste they dare not dispute.”

em The Strange Life of Objects: 35 Centuries of Art Collecting and Collectors de Maurice Rheims (New York Atheneum Publishers, 1961)

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This entry was posted on April 7, 2015 by in Arte, Colecções, Ideias de Outros, Livros.
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