Definition of Arts and crafts

1. Noun. The arts of decorative design and handicraft. "They sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"

Specialized synonyms: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Arts and crafts

1. Noun. All the handicrafts based upon making decorative and useful things manually ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arts And Crafts

artlessness
artlessnesses
artlike
artly
artmaker
artmakers
artmaking
artocarpous
artolatry
artotype
artotypes
artotyrite
artow
artroeite
arts
arts and crafts (current term)
arts and letters
arts degree
arts degrees
artsier
artsies
artsiest
artsily
artsiness
artsinesses
artsman
artsmen
artsmithite
artspeak

Literary usage of Arts and crafts

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"arts and crafts, a comprehensive title for the arts oí decorative design and handicraft—all those ... cal} came into general use when the Arts and Crafts ..."

2. The American Magazine of Art by American Federation of Arts (1916)
"THE ENGLISH arts and crafts EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY AN OPEN LETTER ... These Arts and Crafts are no longer to be frill work, and pastime for rich ..."

3. Impressions of Japanese Architecture and the Allied Arts by Ralph Adams Cram (1906)
"Ten years ago the Arts and Crafts movement began in England: five years ago its results were the only truly good industrial art in the Western world. ..."

4. The Part Taken by Women in American History by John A. Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan (1912)
"Arts and Crafts. About 1893, Mr. Ralph Radcliffe-Whitehead, a wealthy Englishman, who had been a friend of Ruskin, and intimately associated with English ..."

5. Education and Industrial Evolution by Frank Tracy Carlton (1908)
"CHAPTER VIII THE EDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE arts and crafts MOVEMENT The arts and crafts movement of to-day is a part of the great ..."

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