Maya Lin Essay by Francesca

Maya Lin
A look at the designing of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC.
# 1849 | 2,701 words | 8 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Art (Artists)

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This paper takes a detailed look at the architectural and artistic considerations in the design of the Vietnam Memorial, including issues of the gender and race of the designer.

From the Paper:

"Student wins war memorial contest!" That was the news headlined in all newspapers and the media on May 7, 1981. The competition for a design of a memorial to the Vietnam War veterans had been open to all citizens of the United States. But who would expect a student to win? Many architects, designers, and artists, known and unknown, had entered the contest. And even more so, the student who surpassed over all the other contestants was a young Asian woman named Maya Ying Lin, second generation Chinese American, twenty-one years old, in her senior year at Yale University."

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