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During the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution caused one of the most profound social-cultural transformations human kind had known since the Agricultural Revolution of about seven thousand years before. Discuss some of the ways the Industrial Revolution affected life and art.

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This solution describes some of the major social-cultural changes instigated by the Industrial Revolution as well as the effect it had on art. Specific examples are given, as well as links to other information.

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The Industrial Revolution had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life. Rural living and farming gave way to factories and city-dwelling. Advances in living conditions and sanitation allowed for a dramatic increase in population. This era saw the rise of a large middle class. Natural day / night cycles, which had been the norm in an agrarian society, were ignored in the city's new environments. Factories ran 24 ...

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