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+ 6. On 1675-80 of The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field, Pierre Bourdieu writes that if we want to answer questions like "what makes a work of art a work of art . . .?" (1675 upper middle), we will need a "genetic sociology" of the aesthetic field. What are the key elements and objects of this kind of history-conscious sociology, as Bourdieu identifies them?
+ 7. On 1678 of The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field, Pierre Bourdieu mentions how important museums are to the bestowal of the "status of the sacred" upon the works of art that reside within them. So here is a general question: how do you think the situating of works of art or cultural artifacts in the museums to which you have been has influenced your own feelings and perceptions while you beheld them? What kind of feeling does being in a museum -- say, the Getty Center or the Getty Malibu, or the Huntington Library in Pasadena, to name a few -- give you?