Essay – The evolution of decorative art

Essay – The evolution of decorative art


The evolution of decorative art ESSAY [ Source Info:  http://archive.org/   ] The evolution of decorative art : an essay upon its origin and development as illustrated by the art of modern races of mankind (1893) By Balfour Henry   PREFACE In presenting this short and, as I am well aware, imperfect essay to the public, … Continue reading

Exoticism in the Decorative Arts

Exoticism in the Decorative Arts


Exoticism in the Decorative Arts   [ Source Info:  http://www.metmuseum.org  ]     European interest in non-Western art was first stimulated by trade with the East in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (17.190.2045). By the nineteenth century, with the advent of the railroad and steamship, lands that were little known to Westerners became easier to … Continue reading

Defining Decorative Arts

Defining Decorative Arts


Defining Decorative Arts   [ Source Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decorative_arts   ]     The decorative arts is traditionally a term for the design and manufacture of functional objects. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the “fine arts”, namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally have … Continue reading

About Decorative Arts

About Decorative Arts


About Decorative Arts [ Source Info:  http://www.strawberybanke.org     ]     Decorative Arts   The decorative arts—the furniture, pictures, ceramics, textiles, glass and metal objects—found in early houses are not only pleasing to look at, but tell us much about the people who lived in those houses. The decorative arts help us understand the development of … Continue reading

Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts


Paper Crafts [ Source Info:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_craft   ]     Paper craft is the collection of art forms employing paper or card as the primary artistic medium for the creation of three-dimensional objects. It is the most widely used material in arts and crafts. It lends itself to a wide range of techniques, as it can … Continue reading

Crafts – Embroidery

Crafts – Embroidery


Crafts – Embroidery [ Source Info:  http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Arts_and_Crafts_Essays/Of_Embroidery  ]     EMBROIDERY By May Morris   The technicalities of Embroidery are very simple and its tools few — practically consisting of a needle, and nothing else. The work can be wrought loose in the hand, or stretched in a frame, which latter mode is often advisable, … Continue reading