The industrial revolution

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History Today
Vol. 9, no. 9 (September 1959), p. 589-597

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Since the days of John Ruskin, the idea of industrialism has become inseparable from that of ugliness. For the 18th century tourist, however, there was a strange beauty in rugged industrial landscapes, which moved them to quote poetry and dash off pages of vivid descriptive prose