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Retrieved 25 Jennints Sir John was delighted and astonished at the sight. True to Jennings original intention this collection of writings is a visual piece.

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Not that this notion at all satisfies me. Mel rated it it was amazing Feb jennnings, Their opinion was that they should pandaenonium themselves at – I do not recollect the place, but somewhere in a delightful part of the new back settlements; that each man should labour two or three hours a day, the produce of which labour would, they imagine, be more than sufficient to support the colony. The value for me comes from the combination of the eye witness accounts with the fictional passages and the diaries of scientists and engineers as we forged our way into a new life.

Some of the “images” as the author calls the passages humphrfy This is a book of excerpts from sources relating to the coming of the industrial revolution presented in chronological order.

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In astronomical subjects a million is a sort of unit, and it occurred to me to show what a million really is. I was aware of Wesley, Whitefield and other humphrsy reformers of the era and that such religious movements were a response to the enlightenment and mechanical modes of thinking. Twelve gentlemen of good education and liberal principles are to embark with twelve ladies in April next.

I much preferred the straightforward reportorial pieces which brought forward the excitement gumphrey felt for such marvels as seeing objects through a microscope, floating above London in a hot air balloon, or travelling at the unheard of speed of 36 mph in a steam train. As Adam Smith observes that there is not above one productive man in twenty, they argue that if each laboured the twentieth part of time, it would produce enough to satisfy their wants.

Boyle made Pandaemonium required reading for his opening ceremony team. The changes wrought by the computer age on our lives and the astonishment we sometimes feel at what is now possible, is an echo of the amazement, and concern, that was felt over that two-century period by those who witnessed the huge changes brought about by the industrial revolution.


In the fantastic symphony of the Industrial Revolution from the beginnings up to today – yes, today – the dull subterranean explosions of the great and horrible pit disasters return precisely like the periodic activities of a volcano like a Fate theme, like reminders from the jennings as in dreams of this work that goes on, out of sight, night and day. E rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Automatic notation -avoiding people, as in mathematics – and supposedly – ‘Photogenic Drawing’ – avoiding passing through the medium of a human being.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The book’s modernist fragmentary form clashes with the distant science and pandarmonium staid, long-winded language of the period. The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers is a book of contemporary observations of the coming, development, and impact of the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom, collected by documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings and published posthumously in by Icon Books having received funding for hhumphrey project from the Elephant Trust.

Accordingly I had several small boxes made, in which I fixed lenses of shorter focus, and with these I obtained very perfect but extremely small pictures; such as without great hmuphrey of imagination might be supposed to be the work of some Lilliputian artist.

Sometimes they fall back on a stratum that crumbles away from jenjings them more easily; but then again they had to roll over rock that yields to them scarcely more perceptibly than the anvil to the serpent. And when we think that Man must go on to discover in the same plodding way, one fancies that the Poet of to-day may as well fold his hands, or turn them to dig and delve, considering how soon the march of discovery will distance all his imaginations [and] dissolve the language in which they are uttered.

Return to Book Page. I have no problem with Marxism in itself, but all the Marxists I have ever read or met, are incredibly boring people.

The screenwriter and children’s author Frank Cottrell Boycewho worked with Danny Boyle on the ceremony, gave him a copy of this pandaemonkum early on in the project, and its ideas percolated, with splendid results, into the finished result. I assure you, solemnly assure you, that you and Wordsworth are the only men on Earth to whom I would have uttered a word on the subject p.

The concept of arranging text as montage is a fantastic one, with texts reflecting, refracting and contradicting each other, creating a kaleidoscope of meaning. A merchant may, perhaps, be a man of an enlarged mind; but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind. If a man returns from a battle, having lost one hand, and with the other full of gold, we feel that he deserves the gold; but we cannot think that a fellow, by sitting all day at a desk, is entitled to get above us.

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This edition — which represents about one third of the original text — is the work of Humphrey Jenningsthe great film-maker who died in About half past eleven o’clock in the morning of the 25th May,the neighbouring villages were alarmed by a tremendous explosion in this colliery. The extracts are taken from diaries, letters, scientific reports and literature. This is a book of excerpts from sources relating to the coming of the industrial revolution presented in chronological order.

I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details, whether good or bad, left to the working out of what we may call chance. Not that the scientists are evil but that the ideas of scientists outpace sociological ones. For those with a great interest in this period and in the Industrial Revolution, this book will be a good reference point, but I would probably not recommend it to the casual reader. Certainly I agree with you that my views are not at all necessarily atheistical.

Herds of deer were still to be seen on the plains, with swine, and horses, and oxen; and bears and wolves in the woods and forests. Feb 11, Maggiemuggins rated it it was amazing. The Black Country is anything but picturesque. Lyell in his book about America, says that the falls of Niagara, if as seems certain they have worked their way back southwards for seven miles, must have taken over 35, years to do so, at the rate of something over a foot a year!

Pandaemonium, 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers

There should be more books like this. Jennings collated the excerpts between and his early death in Jennings, compiling his pieces in the 30s, passes on the false information that Jubilate Agno pqndaemonium written in Bedlam, but he does have an interesting interpretation of it.

Jul 29, Hazel marked it as to-read. And I beheld human beings, clad in the skins of animals, and armed with clubs and spears; and they had formed themselves habitations in caves, constructed huts for shelter, and enclosed pastures for cattle, and pandaemoniu, endeavouring to cultivate the soil. The problem with the industrial revolution seems less to do with intentional exploitation and more to do with being unable to keep up with new developments.

He says that, such as in one of his excerpts, the original experiment “often” includes mention of human beings the partcipants but that such fade out as the course of scientific jennjngs becomes increasingly deepened.