American Visions: The History of American Art and Architecture Series, Vol. 7: The Empire of Signs (VHS)

Details how America's power becomes unrivaled in the post-war era, and how artists of the period make an explosive break with the past. Considers the impact of Hiroshima on art, traces the development of abstract expressionism and the life of Jackson Pollock, and explores how artists as different as James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns reacted to the new consumer culture.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1946-1999)
Architecture
Art Surveys
TRC format: 
Audio-Visual