Gilded Age, The

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Gilded Age, The

  • 1996 ----- color ----- 54 min ----- vhs
  • (American Visions series, Part 4) (Written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic for Time Magazine) The many sides of America in the 19th century: the extravagant "cottages" of Newport's tycoons, the triumph of the Brooklyn Bridge, the haunting realism of Civil War photography, the elegant portraits of John Singer Sargent, the American Impressionism of James Whistler and Mary Cassatt. Together with a new breed of distinctly American artists like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, they mirror widely different experiences of the American Dream (Closed-Captioned).
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art, Art: History, History: American)