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    Works of Art

    Modern art history owes to the Victorians the separation of the arts of the Middle Ages into monumental art forms, which include architecture and its wealth of sculptural and painted decoration, and the so-called "humbler and minor crafts," sometimes conveniently called the applied or decorative arts. Whereas these categories may be misleading because they imply that quality and style are directly related to size, they remain useful rubrics.

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