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May 21, 2015

American Dreaming and The Golden Age of Auto Design

The 1950's and 1960's were the golden age of auto design at a time when Americans identified more than ever with the cars they drove. Auto designers encapsulated the spirit of American adventure at a time when America was dreaming intently and looking forward to the future, but most of their designs were never released to the public. Until now...   

This trailer for a new documentary from the PBS Newshour entitled, American Dreaming, explores the question of what is high art and what is merely a blueprint through a series of interviews with the lucky artists who were able to sneak out some of their designs from the car companies bent on destroying their sketches for fear they would fall into the clutches of a rival company. It also looks like an excellent meditation on aging artists and the life of someone who dedicates their life to the pursuit of quality and imagination.

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