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Shock of the New, The

Running Time:
416 minutes

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

AVP Release Date:
December 2001

Producer:
BBC and Time Life Films Co-Production

DVD - $69.99



Robert Hughes' history of Modern Art from Cubism to Pop and the Avant-Garde

The popular art history sequel to the BBC's Civilization series, picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. It is written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic and senior writer for Time.

Hughes draws on a wealth of documentary materials from the archives of the BBC, including rare footage and interviews with noted artists. The range of major figures includes Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Maz Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock.

Available for delivery to US destinations only.

Series of 8 programs on 4 DVD's

Programs in This Series
  • Disk 1: The Mechanical Paradise/The Powers that Be

  • Disk 2: The Landscape of Pleasure/Trouble in Utopia

  • Disk 3: The Threshold of Liberty/The View from the Edge

  • Disk 4: Culture as Nature/The Future That Was