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pink flamingos on statue at Google headquarters

the pink flamingo lawn ornament was invented in 1957
landscape by Capability Brown
garden designs had become less formal in the late 18th century,

Good taste became defined as not showy

But working class Americans were moving to the suburbs after WWII and rebelled against this idea of good taste

The youth rebellion of the 1960s argued for reality and naturalness

Artists and gay men began to embrace artifice rather than trying to reject it

In the 1990s flamingos became a way of mixing up issues of class and taste