|7568||REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE, THE||REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE, THE||1996||color||54 min||vhs|| (American Visions series, Part 1)
(Written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic for Time magazine) Some of the first images made in America resemble ancient ones. Jefferson and the outher Founding Fathers feel that classicism lends the young nation power and authority. From heroic statues of George Washington to the architecture of Washington, D.C., the new republic adopts and transforms the classical style to serve a new, democratic ideal. (Closed-Captioned).