The arts concerned with the production of objects which are both useful and beautiful.
More example sentences
- 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:
- The US English dictionary