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The Airplane as a Symbol of Modernism

Advisor: Lucic, Karen

By Schramm, Richard R. (NHC Vice President for Education Programs, 1984–2016)

The airplane offered a potent symbol of man’s innovative thrust into the future. In the 1920s, artists depicted the airplane in canvases that, while creating quite different visual impressions, reflected the shared drive to depict the modern.

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