Art: Sea Design

The two most potent advertisements of national craftsmanship are the modern World's Fair and the modern superliner. Three years ago the French Line launched the vastly chic Normandie as one of France's supreme artistic achievements and somewhat incidentally as a ship. Cunard White Star's vastly smart Queen Mary is supposed to embody the artistic as well as the ship-building genius of Great Britain. Sailing last week on the first return voyage of Holland-America Line's brand new Nieuw Amsterdam (TIME, May 23), the U. S. travelers for whom she was frankly designed found...

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