Definition of decorative arts in English:
The arts concerned with the production of high-quality objects that are both useful and beautiful.
- The movement was very successful in going beyond the borders of fine art and spreading into commercial and decorative arts.
- The collection focuses on American paintings and decorative arts from the late 17th through 19th centuries.
- The plates from the earlier work are used frequently as illustrations in this dictionary of materials and techniques in the decorative arts.
Definition of decorative arts in:
- British & World English dictionary
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