Style/Art/Bourdieu: in contrast to the unspecific perception of the work of art, the genuinely aesthetic one is equipped with a socially trained and acquired principle of relevance. This principle of choice allows the aesthetic view... to define the stylistic features and only they can be defined and retained, which - with a view to the overall range of stylistic possibilities - characterise a very specific way of dealing with these elements (e.g. leaves and clouds).
The style is then understood as the display mode. Only the work of art can be stylistically characterized,...
...which presupposes at least an implicit reference to simultaneous (to distinguish a work from concurrently given) or successive (to differentiate it from earlier or later works by the same or another artist) co-options or equivalents.
A painting like the Broadway Boogie-Woogie only gains its full significance for those who already have a previous idea of, for example, a work by Mondrian and have associated expectations. (See Aesthetics/visual/knowledge/perception/Gombrich)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
La distinction. Critique sociale du jugement, Paris 1979
Die feinen Unterschiede. Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft Frankfurt/M. 1987