Trouble in utopia

United Kingdom, 1980

TV show
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Episode number 4 of Series “The Shock of the New Series”.
Part 4 of an 8-part series which presents a social history of the impact and development of the visual arts in the 20th century, by art critic and writer Robert Hughes. In each episode, Hughes examines the forces which monitored the directions painting, architecture and photography took from the late 1800’s to the present. In this episode the concept of ‘ideal modernity’ in the sphere of 20th century architecture is explored. Examines the result of attempts by architects to create an ideal society which arose out of a desire to remake the world.

Credits

production company

BBC

producer

Lorna Pegram

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1980

Appears in

The Shock of the New Series

Group of items

The Shock of the New Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302208

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television programs

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television series

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture, Modern - 20th century

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century

Crafts & Visual Arts → Modernism (Art)

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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