Episode number 2 of Series “The Shock of the New Series”.
Part 2 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 this episode Hughes examines how World War I and politics influenced art by way of the development of Dadaism in Germany and Constructivism in Russia. He also explores how architecture moved from modernism to a more classical style as a result of preferences displayed by Hitler and Mussolini.
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In ACMI's collection
Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture, Modern - 20th century
Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and society
Crafts & Visual Arts → Constructivism (Art)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)