applied art

Main Entry:  applied art
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any art that applies aesthetic principles to the design or decoration of useful objects, such as industrial design, bookmaking, illustration, printmaking, and commercial art
Example:  The applied arts are usually contrasted with the fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, fine printmaking, etc.), which are seen as serving no purpose other than providing an aesthetic experience.
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Main Entry:  applied art
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any type of art done with a practical application; the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use
Example:  The fields of industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, and interior design are considered applied arts.
Etymology:  1889
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