|7572||WAVE FROM THE ATLANTIC, A||WAVE FROM THE ATLANTIC, A||1996||color||54 min||vhs|| (American Visions series, Part 5)
(Written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic for Time Magazine) Waves of immigrants in the early 20th century bring both their old culture and a thirst for the new. Their tenements are documented by photographer Jacob Riis and the socially conscious Ashcan School. Then, after the historic 1913 Armory show, artists like Joseph Stella, Paul Strand, Alfred Steiglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe forge a modernism that is uniquely American. Some celebrate the industrial sublime. Yet nature is the inspriation that leads Frank Lloyd Wright to develop an organic architecture at the heart of modern design (Closed-Captioned).