Arts Society Bath - The Industrial Revolution and the Decorative Arts

13 May 2019


Wine, tea and coffee available from 6.30 pm

Non Arts Society members are welcome at a cost of £8.00 and Arts Society visiting members £5.00.



The Industrial Revolution had a profound impact on the decorative arts, bringing commodities that had previously been associated with the nobility within reach of the ever-growing middle-class. Radical new inventions enabled an increased quantity of goods to be produced at a reduced cost, whilst also accelerating the manufacturing process. This led to the development of shops and entrepreneurs which led in turn to completely new attitudes towards life-style and self-fashioning that continue to pervade our everyday lives. 

Andrew Spira,