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The Republic of virtue

Author: Robert HughesMark O HatfieldPlanet 24 (Firm)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.Time Warner, Inc.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, [1997]
Series: American visions, 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin West; John Singleton Copley; Charles Willson Peale; Thomas Cole; Charles Bulfinch; Charles Bulfinch; Thomas Cole; John Singleton Copley; Charles Willson Peale; Benjamin West
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes; Mark O Hatfield; Planet 24 (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time Warner, Inc.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780618122 9780780618121
OCLC Number: 37441836
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 1966 for PBS.
Closed-captioned.
Credits: Producer/director, James Kent ; executive producer, Nicholas Rossiter ; photography, Dave Bennett ; film editor, Colin Minchin ; music, David Ferguson.
Performer(s): Robert Hughes (art critic), Mark Hatfield (U.S. senator).
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: V. 1. The Republic of virtue --
v. 2. The promised land --
v. 3. The wilderness and the West --
v. 4. The gilded age --
v. 5. A wave from the Atlantic --
v. 6. Streamlines and breadlines --
v. 7. The empire of signs --
v. 8. The age of anxiety.
Series Title: American visions, 1.
Other Titles: American visions.
Responsibility: written & presented by Robert Hughes ; a Planet 24 production in association with BBC Television ; a Time Inc.-BBC co-production ; produced in association with Thirteen/WNET.

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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.

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