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The Resource American visions: : the republic of virtue, 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, (videorecording)

American visions: : the republic of virtue, 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, (videorecording)

Label
American visions: : the republic of virtue
Title
American visions:
Title remainder
the republic of virtue
Statement of 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
Title variation
Republic of virtue
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer/director, James Kent ; executive producer, Nicholas Rossiter ; photography, Dave Bennett ; film editor, Colin Minchin ; music, David Ferguson
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Robert Hughes (art critic), Mark Hatfield (U.S. senator)
Runtime
58
Series statement
American visions: the history of American art and architecture
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Benjamin
  • Copley, John Singleton
  • Peale, Charles Willson
  • Cole, Thomas
  • Bulfinch, Charles
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • Monticello (Va.)
  • Architecture
  • Art, American
  • Painters
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Art, American
  • Architecture, Classical
  • Neoclassicism (Architecture)
  • Public buildings
  • Monuments
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Portraits, American
  • Architecture, Modern
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
American visions: : the republic of virtue, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 1966 for PBS
  • Closed-captioned
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm37441836
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (58 min.)
Isbn
9780780618121
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B3477
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Sirsi) 573305
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
American visions: : the republic of virtue, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 1966 for PBS
  • Closed-captioned
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm37441836
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (58 min.)
Isbn
9780780618121
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B3477
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Sirsi) 573305
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
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