Maya Lin

Author: Mary Malone
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780894904998
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Maya Lin. At just twenty-one years of age, Maya Lin designed what has become perhaps the most well-known war memorial in the United States--the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Maya Lin

Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250164796
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Maya Lin. The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark? As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Boundaries

Author: Maya Lin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501146564
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Boundaries. Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook—a unique view into her artwork and philosophy. Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long, polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth. Approaching the memorial, the ground slopes gently downward, and the low walls emerging on either side, growing out of the earth, extend and converge at a point below and ahead. Walking into the grassy site contained by the walls of this memorial, we can barely make out the carved names upon the memorial's walls. These names, seemingly infinite in number, convey the sense of overwhelming numbers, while unifying these individuals into a whole.... So begins the competition entry submitted in 1981 by a Yale undergraduate for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. -- subsequently called "as moving and awesome and popular a piece of memorial architecture as exists anywhere in the world." Its creator, Maya Lin, has been nothing less than world famous ever since. From the explicitly political to the un-ashamedly literary to the completely abstract, her simple and powerful sculpture -- the Rockefeller Foundation sculpture, the Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial, the Yale Women's Table, Wave Field -- her architecture, including The Museum for African Art and the Norton residence, and her protean design talents have defined her as one of the most gifted creative geniuses of the age. Boundaries is her first book: an eloquent visual/verbal sketchbook produced with the same inspiration and attention to detail as any of her other artworks. Like her environmental sculptures, it is a site, but one which exists at a remove so that it may comment on the personal and artistic elements that make up those works. In it, sketches, photographs, workbook entries, and original designs are held together by a deeply personal text. Boundaries is a powerful literary and visual statement by "a leading public artist" (Holland Carter). It is itself a unique work of art.

Maya Lin

Author: Donald Langmead
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313378533
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Maya Lin. • Provides a timeline of Maya Lin's significant life events, artworks, and exhibitions • Includes various photographs to accompany the text • Contains a bibliography organized by types of sources, including writings by Maya Lin, books, monographs and catalogues, transcripts of interviews, and videos • Includes an index of important people and artworks

Maya Lin

Author: Tricia Yearling
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
ISBN: 9780766079007
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Maya Lin. When she was just twenty-one, Maya Lin won a competition to design a memorial to US Vietnam veterans. Her winning design provoked impassioned reactions from politicians, veterans, and the general public. Through fascinating details about her personal and professional life, full-color photos, and inspiring quotations, students will learn how this daughter of Chinese immigrants persevered through the controversy until her vision was realized, and how the experience shaped the rest of her artistic and design career.

Maya Lin

Author: Cecelia H. Brannon
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
ISBN: 9780766078383
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Maya Lin. When Maya Lin's design for the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial was chosen in 1981 over more than a thousand other designs, it was a highly controversial decision. But Lin, a young Chinese American, believed in herself and her work, and she not only saw her design come to fruition, but she went on to create numerous other buildings, sculptures, and memorials around the country. Readers will be fascinated by the story of this creative young artist, told with simple text and supplemented with color photos. A Words to Know section helps prepare readers for vocabulary in the text, and quotes from Lin herself paint a clearer picture of an accomplished artist whose influences range from her cultural background to the biodiversity of our planet.

Maya Lin

Author: Maya Lin
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847846091
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Maya Lin. The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and architect, known for her environmental works and memorials that distill a tranquil yet texturally rich minimalism. Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of this century. As an architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a class project, entering it in the largest design competition in American history. Her winning proposal, a V-shaped wall of black stone etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers, has since become the most visited memorial in the nation's capital. This visually rich volume presents 50 projects from the last three decades that demonstrate the scope of Lin's creative process, featuring her own sketches and drawings and linked by her ideal of making a place for individuals within the landscape. With her environmental works Storm King Wavefield, Eleven-Minute Line (Sweden), and Pin River-Yangtze (Beijing), Lin maintains a balance between art and architecture, drawing inspiration from culturally diverse sources. From the moment she entered the national spotlight with her design for the Vietnam Memorial, Lin has been proposing ways of thinking and imagining that resist categories, genres, and borders.

Artists

Author: G. Aimée Ergas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787653644
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Artists. Presents the life stories of 60 sculptors, painters, architects, photographers, illustrtors, and designers whose works and ideas have changed the face of art.

Maya Lin

Author: Tom Lashnits
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100361
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Maya Lin. Maya Lin, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, was born in small-town America. Lin broke onto the American scene as a college senior, when she won a national competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. This is the portrait of the artist, whose use of her cultural heritage brings drama and emotional impact to her work.