How did the 17 year old Victorian artist and designer William Morris respond to ‘The Great Exhibition’, a showcase of inventions furthering the cause of Britain’s Industrial Revolution in 1851?

Answer: Offended by the exhibition’s industrial power, he vomited outside the exhibition hall at London’s Crystal Palace. He would spend the rest of his career in the pursuit of a more traditional idea of craft and beauty.

Source: Events That Formed the Modern World by Frank Thackeray

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