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
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Series Title: AMERICAN VISIONS