5.11.09

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009)


"The “bricoleur”[’s]. . . universe of instruments is closed and therules of his game are always to make do with “whatever is at hand.” . . . Further, the “bricoleur” also, and indeed principally, derives his poetry from the fact that he does not confine himself to accomplishment and execution: he “speaks” not only with things, as we have already seen, but also through the medium of things: giving an account of his personality and life by the choices he makes between the limited possibilities. The “bricoleur” may not ever complete his purpose but he always puts something of himself into it."
—Claude Lévi-Strauss

2 comments:

Hsing-Wen said...

Nice photo, beautiful quotation!!

Zubin B. Pastakia said...

Thanks!