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Wave Motion Conversation: Canon

Canons are both essential and highly arbitrary. You can’t preserve a traditional of artistic practice and consumption without them, but the process of deciding what stays in and what goes out is often muddled and confused. There are works which are canonical purely for their historical value and there are works which are canonical because of their overwhelming aesthetic merit. Building a canon requires balancing those two impulses.

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