Applied arts

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The applied arts are all the arts that apply design and decoration to everyday objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing.[1] The term is used in distinction to the fine arts that produce objects solely to be beautiful or stimulate the intellect. In practice, the two often overlap.

Movements[edit]

Museums of Applied Arts[edit]



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Applied art" in The Oxford Dictionary of Art. Online edition. Oxford University Press, 2004. www.oxfordreference.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dormer, Peter (ed.), The Culture of Craft, 1997, Manchester University Press, ISBN 0719046181, 9780719046186, google books