sabato 21 marzo 2009

Individual Task:How work changed Society after Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, production, mining, and transportation had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions in all the world.


How work changed our Society?

Is it possible to reconstruct an history line from Industrial Revolution’s Era till today using pictures?


During the Industrial Revolution there was an incredible Urbanisation:People moved into cities to seek economic opportunities. In rural areas, often on small family farms, it was difficult to improve one's standard of living beyond basic sustenance. Farm living was dependent on unpredictable environmental conditions, and in times of drought, flood or pestilence, survival became extremely problematic.

Cities, in contrast, were where fortunes were made and where social mobility was possible: In fact millions of family moved from countries to cities in which The Industrial Revolution was becoming with her factories, her new jobs, her progress' perspective.

London 1910

New building and affluent development went hand in hand with horribly overcrowded slums where people lived in the worst conditions imaginable. The population surged during the 19th century, from about 1 million in 1800 to over 6 million a century later. This growth far exceeded London's ability to look after the basic needs of its citizens.

The terrific population growth of the late Victorian period continued into the 20th century. In 1904 the first motor bus service in London began, followed by the first underground electric train in 1906, but perhaps more notable was the spate of new luxury hotels, department stores, and new theatres.

London 1950

The Industrial Revolution has set in motion an incredible process that it's not possible to stop. POWER, PROGRESS, MONEY are the Key-World from 18th century until today.

London,Today.In just fifty years.

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