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I agree that there is no valuable content on study of decorative arts, and the page should be eliminated/combined with decorative art -- the history of decorative art page, however, serves as a valuable jumping off point/umbrella page for many other pages on specific schools/eras, and i think it would make this content less accesible if it was combined with decorative art. Astragal 19:42, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
- "History of" article does sound valuable. Can you get a degree in decorative arts or is it an antiquated or historical term? The exact scope of of the topic seems vauge, overlapping crafts, fine arts, graphic design, industrial design, ornament (architecture), and interior design. The history of decorative art page is just a list at present, much of it a repetition of architectural style. —dogears (talk) 04:50, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
- You can in fact get a MA in decorative arts at several insitutions, including The Cooper Hewitt in Manhattan and the Winterthur program in Delaware, The Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan has both MA and PhD programs in the Decorative Arts. It's sort-of a developing academic descipline, and overlaps with the history of art, design, textiles, and architecture. -126.96.36.199 16:53, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
- I removed the "list" of notable artists, as it only contained two names... there are of course many names that could make such a list, but to only have two seems weird, arbitrary, and worse than no list at all.
-Astragal 16:56, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Proposed name change to "Decorative Arts"
In parallel with familiar terms such as the "visual arts," "fine arts," "plastic arts," etc., it seems a better name for this article would be "Decorative Arts." That plural construction, like the others previously mentioned, is the term typically used to refer to this topic. Its constituent subheadings, such as furniture, ceramics, silver, etc., are usually described as "one of the decorative arts." The singlular form "decorative art" is almost never encountered, except here. Hence the proposal now offered to improve the heading of this article to the more familiar Decorative Arts. Interested contributors are invited to express their opinions on this proposal before any modifications are attempted. Thanks, Jack Bethune 15:35, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Article makes many comments on the definition and history of decorative art but by and large lacks additional citations — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:06, 17 December 2012 (UTC)