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distinctions between good and poor taste

Taste is an individual’s pattern of preferences for certain qualities of form over others. Social and cultural experiences influence taste, so our preferences for form may change over time as we are exposed to education, advertising, popular culture, or new experiences. The distinctions between “good” and “poor” taste are often aligned with class, age, or ethnic differences and taste can be used as a means to discriminate against those whose likes and dislikes are different from our own

surrounding ordinary people with “well-designed” objects and environments they would overcome the limitations of their social class and economic status