Industrialisation through art

Before Industrialization

  • Everything was handmade
  • No noise pollution
  • Exchanging things as payment
  • Communities were self sufficient
  • No transport

What changed?

  • Population expanded
  • Increase in consumption
  • Changing how things were made
  • Peace and political stability

The Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace (1851)

  • First building made of glass
  • Celebrated machine made products
  • William Morris rebelled against this

William Morris (1850 – 1900)

  • Arts and crafts
  • A reaction against the Industrial Revolution
  • Every product is unique
  • All made by hand
  • No mass production

Art Nouveau (1885 – 1905)

  • First modern international style
  • More block colours
  • Less shade and tone

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