Breakdowns of this sort are engendered as much at the technical level (the making of artworks) as they are at the esthesic
level (observing artworks).
Her concern is less with compositional process than with perception (Nattiez's 'esthesic
' versus 'poletic'; p.
Philosophically, this is articulated as the duality between esthesic
(oriented toward the listener's needs and experience) and poietic (oriented toward the artist's experience and fulfillment) that recurs throughout the Oxford History.
He emphasizes the "poietic and esthesic
dimensions of the object," and notes, ironically, that "if the two were identical, .