(12 Nov 1915 - 25 Mar 1980)
French philosopher and literary critic.
Science Quotes by Roland Barthes (1 quote)
In the hierarchy of the major poetic substances, it [plastic] figures as a disgraced material, lost between the effusiveness of rubber and the flat hardness of metal.
— Roland Barthes
'Plastic', in Mythologies (1957), trans. Annette Lavers (1972), 98.