The Esthetic Movement, which began in the mid-19th century as a critique of the cold, factory-made products of the Industrial Revolution, led to an insatiable appetite for exalted craftsmanship and highly decorated material goods.
Innovations of the Industrial Revolution
To climate catastrophists such as Mr. Obama, the solution to this conundrum is simple, self-evident, and not to be discussed in public: an enormous transfer of wealth from rich nations to poor nations, where the money will be used (a) to buy solar panels and windmills, (b) to create decent jobs and lives of dignity, and (c) to defray the cost of adapting to the coming storms, droughts, floods, famines, terrorism, rape, and innumerable other products of the Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the mid-nineteenth century the Baconian dream of material progress seemed a reality; man's dominion over the natural world had been enormously increased by achievements in the various sciences and the practical application of their methods and discoveries. Salomon's House had a secure foundation in the New Atlantis of Victorian England, and as the province of empirical science was extended to include all aspects of life, the optimism of the positivists grew boundless. G.H. Lewes strikes the keynote of their confidence: "When science has fairly mastered the principles of moral relations as it has mastered the principles of physical relations, all knowledge will be incorporated in a homogeneous doctrine rivaling that of the old theology in its comprehensiveness and surpassing it in the authority of its credentials."1 Continued material progress and prosperity appeared certain, and the future promised a more equitable social order based on demonstrable laws of human behavior. With the visible products of the industrial revolution and Darwin's confirmation of the evolutionary process, the idea of progress became axiomatic in the nineteenth century.
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