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

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Amon Carter Online Projects

Take your students to nineteenth-century Texas, Antarctica, the American West, and elsewhere without leaving your classroom! Visit the Amon Carter’s online teaching resources for images, information on artworks and artists, discussion questions, and classroom activities for all grade levels tied to state and national standards.

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