The Shock of the New

  • 1980
  • TV Show
  • None

Art critic Robert Hughes hosted this superb eight-part series on modern art. It's `not a formal history,' he said, but an attempt to show `how it's acted upon by society---and vice versa.' Among the themes surveyed by Hughes are `The Mechanical Paradise,' `The Faces of Power,' `The Landscape of Pleasure,' `Trouble in Utopia,' `The Threshold of Liberty,' (more…)

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Season 1 Episode Guide

The Future That Was

Season 1, Episode 8

Culture as Nature

Season 1, Episode 7

The View from the Edge

Season 1, Episode 6

Threshold of Liberty

Season 1, Episode 5

Trouble in Utopia

Season 1, Episode 4

Landscape of Pleasure

Season 1, Episode 3

The Powers That Be

Season 1, Episode 2

Mechanical Paradise

Season 1, Episode 1

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  • Premiered: September 21, 1980
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Art critic Robert Hughes hosted this superb eight-part series on modern art. It's `not a formal history,' he said, but an attempt to show `how it's acted upon by society---and vice versa.' Among the themes surveyed by Hughes are `The Mechanical Paradise,'… (more)

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