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Author: Paul GoldbergerPhilip JohnsonRobert HughesJack LevineVincent CampanellaAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, [1997]
Series: American visions, 6.
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 sixth segment examines the mythic images of the 1920's and 30's as skyscrapers rise in New York and the rural heartland is idealized by Regionalists like Thomas Hart. Artists of the WPA celebrate the worker as hero, while Jacob Lawrence tells stories of black America, and ambitious New Deal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Raymond M Hood; Jacob Lawrence; Edward Hopper; Stuart Davis; Thomas Hart Benton; Grant Wood
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Goldberger; Philip Johnson; Robert Hughes; Jack Levine; Vincent Campanella; Robert Rosenblum; Planet 24 (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time Warner, Inc.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780618173 9780780618176
OCLC Number: 37472352
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), Paul Goldberger, Philip Johnson, Jack Levine (WPA artist), Vincent Campanella (WPA artist), Jacob Lawrence, Robert Rosenblum.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: American visions, 6.
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 sixth segment examines the mythic images of the 1920's and 30's as skyscrapers rise in New York and the rural heartland is idealized by Regionalists like Thomas Hart. Artists of the WPA celebrate the worker as hero, while Jacob Lawrence tells stories of black America, and ambitious New Deal projects like Hoover Dam project self-confidence in hard times. Also examines the work of Raymond Hood, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and Grant Wood.

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