A Discussion of the major causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution in 2 major areas of Design - Architecture and Graphic Design
In this essay I propose to show how Architecture and Graphic Design caused the Industrial Revolution. I also propose to show the effects that were caused by Architecture and Graphic Design during the Industrial Revolution. I will be analyzing two examples from each area of design to help answer and prove my heading. I will be showing the progress made in these areas of design in the analyzing of these examples.
The first example is The Westminster Palace. Westminster Palace is situated on the north bank of the River Thames in London, England. It was originally built to be the houses of parliament in London, that is why it is also referred to as The Houses of Parliament.
Westminster Palace is the seat of the two Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom. The one is The House of Lords and the other is The House of Commons.
Westminster Palace was designed and built in 1840 by Sir. Charles Barry. Sir. Charles Barry’s collaborative design of the palace uses the Perpendicular Gothic Style – a style that puts large emphasis on
strong vertical lines, seen most clearly in the window tracery and wall paneling of Westminster Palace. The Westminster Palace is a unique building reflecting mainly the Gothic Style. This is shown in the high rised spires, very fine detail and jaggered edges clearly shown on the Westminster Palace. Barry was a classical architect, but he was aided by the Gothic architect Augustus Pugin who designed the interior wallpaper, furniture, throne and the world famous Clock Tower more commonly known as Big Ben. Westminster Palace was originally made out of a unique stone called Anston Stone, a sand-coloured magnesium limestone.
The stone, however, soon began to decay due to pollution and the poor quality of some of the stone used. Although such defects were clear as early as 1849, nothing...