Instructional Video Catalog:   Title Description
Title:   " Streamlines and Breadlines "

Robert Hughes outlines Art Deco and describes the construction of the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building. This was an era in which the worker became a celebrated figure, honored by the squadron of artists employed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA). Innovative design was used to sell consumers a modern lifestyle, particularly evident in modern automobiles and Art Deco objects such as cigarette lighters and vacuum cleaners.

Production Date:  1997
Length:  60 minutes
Ordering:  NETCHE Member checkout
Subject:  Art History
Non-Members:  Not available
Series Title:  AMERICAN VISIONS

 

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