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Title Streamlines and breadlines [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
V.6 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 ; 6
American visions ; 6.
Performer Robert Hughes (art critic), Paul Goldberger, Philip Johnson, Jack Levine (WPA artist), Vincent Campanella (WPA artist), Jacob Lawrence, Robert Rosenblum.
Credits Producer/director, James Kent ; executive producer, Nicholas Rossiter ; photography, Dave Bennett ; film editor, Colin Minchin ; music, David Ferguson.
Note Originally produced in 1966 for PBS.
Summary 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.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Hood, Raymond M. (Raymond Mathewson), 1881-1934 -- Video recordings.
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 -- Video recordings.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Video recordings.
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964 -- Video recordings.
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 -- Video recordings.
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942 -- Video recordings.
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Design and construction -- Video recordings.
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Design and construction -- Video recordings.
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- Design and construction -- Video recordings.
United States. Works Progress Administration -- Video recordings.
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) -- Video recordings.
Art, American -- History -- Video recordings.
Painters -- United States -- Video recordings.
Films for the hearing impaired -- Video recordings.
Art, American -- Themes, motives -- Video recordings.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- Video recordings.
Art deco -- New York (State) -- New York -- Video recordings.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Pictorial works -- Video recordings.
Skyscrapers -- Design and construction -- Video recordings.
United States -- Civilization -- Video recordings.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Video recordings.
Added Author Goldberger, Paul.
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005.
Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010.
Campanella, Vincent, 1915-
Rosenblum, Robert.
Planet 24 (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Time Warner, Inc.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
PBS Home Video.
Added Title American visions. 6, Streamlines and breadlines.
ISBN 0780618173

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