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Popular taste; or what is ‘in fashion’ is often dictated by social class, status, and what is appreciated in a particular time and place. It is also defined by the rejection of things that do not conform. Each age, including our own, has its particular prejudices. What makes it so interesting to examine these prejudices, which highly intelligent peoplein the past took so much for granted, is that through them we learn to examine our own ideas.
The fight for what is officially acceptable and unacceptable has been played out perhaps most dramatically in the visual arts; especially since the onslaught of the Industrial age, where machines were replacing the craftsman’s hand in accuracy and speed. Couple that with technological…
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