(noun) “The purely aesthetic arts, such as music, painting, and poetry, as opposed to industrial or functional arts such as engineering or carpentry” (Wiktionary n.d.).
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- Alexander, Victoria D. 2003. Sociology of the Arts: Exploring Fine and Popular Forms. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Hall, John R., Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-cheng Miriam Lo. 2010. Handbook of Cultural Sociology. London: Routledge.
- Kemal, Salim, and Ivan Gaskell. 1993. Explanation and Value in the Arts. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Wiktionary. n.d. “fine arts.” Retrieved October 19, 2013 (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fine_arts).