RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 37441836 LA Closed-captioned. T1 The Republic of virtue A1 Hughes, Robert,, Hatfield, Mark O.,, Planet 24 (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation., Television Service., Time Warner, Inc., WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), PBS Home Video., PB PBS Home Video PP [Alexandria, VA] YR 1997 SN 0780618122 9780780618121 AB An eight part series presenting American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. This first segment examines some of the first images made in America which resemble ancient ones. Jefferson and the founding fathers felt that classicism gave the young nation power and authority. In Washington, D.C. architects adopted and transformed the classical style to serve a new, democratic ideal. Hughes explores the work of artists and architects, Benjamin West, John S. Copley, Charles W. Peale, Thomas Cole and Charles Bulfinch.