[T]he visibility of styles is itself a product of historical consciousness.... The very notion of "style" needs to be approached historically. Awareness of style as a problematic and isolable element in a work of art has emerged in the audience for art only at certain historical moments--as a front behind which other issues, ultimately ethical and political, are being debated.
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