Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes

French structuralist and semiotician
The unary Photograph has every reason to be banal, 'unity'
of composition being the first rule of vulgar (and notably, of academic) rhetoric: 'The subject,' says one handbook for amateur photographers, 'must be simple, free of useless accessories; this is called the Search for Unity.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To dope the racer is as criminal, as sacrilegious, as trying to imitate God; it is stealing from God the privilege of the spark.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In front of the photograph of my mother as a child, I tell myself: she is going to die: I shudder, like winnicott's psychotic patient, over a catastrophe which has already occurred. Whether or not the subject is already dead, every photograph is this catastrophe.More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Are not couturiers the poets who, from year to year, from strophe to strophe, write the anthem of the feminine body?More Roland Barthes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Literature is the question minus the answer.More Roland Barthes quotes [10/11/2011 10:10:00]

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