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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 3x50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2011
Available in French: No

Following on from Andrew Graham-Dixon's acclaimed explorations in Germany, Russia and Spain, the leading art critic crosses the Atlantic to explore the story of American art.

The series begins with the early Puritans, majestic 19th century landscapes, and a persistent paradox in American history - an ideology rooted in God and nature, but a reality seeped in blood and the destruction of the natural world.

Next, Andrew looks at the rise of mechanisation, modernism and abstract expressionism: arguably the first unique and definitive 'American' art.

He finishes with a look at the age of capitalism and beyond, including the pop art of the 1960s, a return to pantheism, and yet another paradox in contemporary American culture: 'filthy' money versus 'pure' art.

- DIA Art Foundation
www.rothkochapel.org/ - Rothko Chapel
www.si.edu/ - Smithsonian
www.metmuseum.org/ - The Metropolian Museum of Art
www.moca.org/ - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
www.moma.org/ - The Museum of Modern Art
www.warholstars.org/ - Warholstars

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