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Title The Empire of signs [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, [1997]


Volume Number of Copies Request
Volume 7 Empire of Signs 1 Request this Volume
Description 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
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Series American visions ; 7
American visions ; 7.
Performer Robert Hughes (art critic), Clement Greenberg, Willem de Kooning, Karal Ann Marling, Jasper Johns, Henry Louis Gates, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Kirk Varnedoe.
Credits Producer/director, James Kent ; executive producer, Nicholas Rossiter ; photography, Dave Bennett ; film editor, Colin Minchin ; music, David Ferguson.
Note Originally produced in 1996 for PBS.
Summary An eight part series presenting American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. In this seventh segment, after the post-war era, Hughes traces the development of abstract expressionism and the life of Jackson Pollock, and explores how artists as different as James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, David Smith, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Romare Bearden, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns reacted to the new consumer culture.
System Details VHS.
Subject Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 -- Video recordings.
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970 -- Video recordings.
Smith, David, 1906-1965 -- Video recordings.
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 -- Video recordings.
Johns, Jasper, 1930- -- Video recordings.
Cornell, Joseph -- Video recordings.
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 -- Video recordings.
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988 -- Video recordings.
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- -- Video recordings.
Rosenquist, James, 1933- -- Video recordings.
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Video recordings.
New York school of art -- Video recordings.
Architecture -- History -- Video recordings.
Art, American -- History -- Video recordings.
Painters -- United States -- Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired -- Video recordings.
Art, American -- Themes, motives -- Video recordings.
Technology in art -- Video recordings.
Surrealism -- Video recordings.
Pop art -- Video recordings.
United States -- Civilization -- Video recordings.
Added Author Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994.
Marling, Karal Ann.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Varnedoe, Kirk, 1946-2003.
Planet 24 (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time Warner, Inc.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 0780618181
Music No. B3483

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