The 19th century was a time of significant innovation and change in the decorative arts, with new styles, techniques, and materials emerging throughout the century. Here are some of the key movements and trends that characterised the decorative arts in the 19th century:
Throughout the 19th century, advances in technology and changes in social and cultural norms also influenced the decorative arts, leading to new materials, techniques, and styles. For example, the Industrial Revolution led to the development of new materials such as cast iron, and new techniques such as mass production, which had a profound impact on the decorative arts. The 19th century also saw a growing interest in design education, with the establishment of schools such as the Royal College of Art in London and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Today, the legacy of these 19th-century movements and trends continues to influence the decorative arts.
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