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Building Aircraft: Making the Engine

1917
(British, 1889–1946)
Image: 40 x 30.1 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.); Sheet: 50.8 x 38.3 cm (20 x 15 1/16 in.)
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This print belongs to a series commissioned by England’s Bureau of Information during World War I.

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The British government commissioned Christopher Nevinson to create this print, part of a series of six, during World War I. By depicting the manufacture and use of airplanes in England, Nevinson represented the motivations and goals of war to a broad public. This image emphasizes the intense focus and strength required to build an engine. Diagonals and geometric shapes throughout suggest the efficiency and velocity of modern manufacturing.
Building Aircraft: Making the Engine

Building Aircraft: Making the Engine

1917

Christopher Nevinson

(British, 1889–1946)
England, 20th century

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