Well, this is interesting. I'm sure there are people here with highly developed tastes in most everything. I'm not sure I for one fit that category. I don't know much about wine, for instance. And I have an aggressively low-brow approach to some things too, like music, and various other pop-culture things, and liquor. That's a species of pretentiousness in itself, I suppose. I'd say highly visually oriented people (like those here) tend to care about how things look across a broad spectrum--cars, art, clothes, interior design, architecture, gardens. Maybe they are better at using taste to approach non-visual beauty too. But with people devoted to other "aesthetic" areas--literature, "serious" music (many composers I've met dress like Frankenstein), perhaps it's more hit and miss. Sometimes their concentration on their chosen area of devotion leads them to neglect other things. All exceptions happily admitted, of course.
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2/11/05 at 8:59pm