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Trouble in Utopia

The Shock of the New Episode 4 of 8

Robert Hughes' classic series about art in the twentieth century; the avant-garde and the modernist in the century of change.

This edition deals with the aspirations and reality of the art in which we live, architecture. Utopian visions rarely work in reality and Hughes examines the utopian in the parallel lines of concrete, towering verticals of steel and planes of glass of modernism in the buildings, built and planned, of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Gropius, which he contrasts with the paintings of Mondrian.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 17 Sep 2012 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterRobert Hughes
ProducerLorna Pegram

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