Graphic Arts (n)

“The class of visual arts in which lines, marks, or characters are impressed on a flat surface, usually paper. These include drawing, engraving, etching, lithography (which are grouped with fine art) and also processes such as typography and printing, when they are intended for more than utilitarian purposes.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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