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The Diego Rivera A

airplane
B boats
C
contract
D
dearborn
E
education
F
ford, edsel
Mural Courtyard:
An Industrial Alphabet
Painted between 1932 and 1933, Henry G
gasmasks
Hhands
I
inspiration
Jjoy
K
kindness
Llight
Ford’s son Edsel Ford commissioned
the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera
to paint this series of frescoes at the
M N O P Q R
Detroit Institute of Arts. This epic
work of art depicts the full range of
humanity in the industrial age, the minerals number
crunchers owner pilot queue rubbertree
brilliance of innovation, the brutality
of war and oppresion and the enduring
values of tenderness and solidarity.
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While the Bickham script typeface
shown here may seem out of place, it S
strength
Ttractor
U
unionist
V
vegetables
Wwork
X x?
echoes the script used in the iconic Ford
Motor Company logo and reminds us
of the contrast between handmade
things and those made by machine.
Yyikes!
Z
zig-zag
See if you can find all of these images in a full panoramic
view of the frescoes: www.synthescape.com/media/rivera_court/

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