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In the tradition of DELICIOUS WIDENESS WONDER and EVERYBODY PAINTS this is Susan Goldman Rubin's extensively researched and very accessible biography of civic activist Maya Lin most famous for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is one of the most famous pieces of civic archite Copy provided by the publisher This was a fantastic well illustrated biography and I appreciated that it talked about different projects of Lin s Would I have bought a copy No Lin is 6 years older than I am so a biography seems premature This will uickly date reuiring another biography to be bought I also look for biographies of people who have brought some kind of change to the world not movie stars or sports figures and Lin is on that line Okay the Vietnam Memorial is a nice work but has her architecture changed the world I d prefer a good book about Frank Lloyd Wright who did influence the way people live today by changing how houses were designed

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Ely with photos and drawings the carefully researched text crosses multiple interests American history civic activism art history and cultural diversity and offers a timely celebration of the memorial's 35th anniversary as well as contributing to the current important discussion of the role of women and minorities in American socie Maya LinThinking With Her Handsby Susan Goldman RubinChronicle BooksChildren s Nonfiction Middle GradePub Date 07 Nov 2017 I am voluntarily reviewing Maya Lin through Chronicle Books and NetgalleyAs a child Maya did not dream of becoming an artist but a veternarian She and her brother roamed the woods behind there house on Cable Lane in Athens Ohio where they would sit uietly watching the animalsMaya Yin Ling was born on October 51959 her Father was a Cermatist and her Mother a poet both of her parents taught at Ohio University Her parents had been born in China but escaped to the United States during a Civil War in the 1940 s As a child Maya did not think of herself as an Asian American but as white because she wanted to fit in It wasn t until later that she embraced her Asian HeritageMaya had been a child when the Vietnam war broke out When planning the Memorial she wanted to o so in a way that created a unity between the nations passed and presentMaya and her professor were the only one s in their class that submitted their entries for the Memorial The deadline was March311981 she said it took longer to write the statement than design the MemorialOn the last day of classes Maya got a call from Washington someone from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund wanted to talk to her out of 1421 entries her design won the contest Despite her winning the contest her professor only gave her a B on the assignment After she graduated from Yale Maya moved to Washington DC to become a consultant on the projectAfter the success of the Vietnam War Memorial Maya was offered other memorials which she refused Neil 1988 when she was asked to help design the Civil Rights MemorialMaya Lin is the story of a remarkable woman who has chosen to make a difference through her artFive out of five starsHappy Reading

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Cture in the world But most people are not as familiar with the reserved college student who entered and won the design competition to build it This accessible biography tells the story of Maya Lin from her struggle to stick with her vision of the memorial to the wide variety of works she has created since then Illustrated extensiv SOOO FASCINATING


10 thoughts on “Maya Lin Thinking with Her Hands

  1. says:

    Copy provided by the publisher This was a fantastic well illustrated biography and I appreciated that it talked about different proje

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    Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC which Maya Lin designed for a competition while still a college student the book echoes the famed architect’s spare minimalist style with its compact trim size and simple organizing principal from Publishers Weekly

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    this small tome just over 100 pages offers us a glimpse into Lin's life her most famous comissions and her creative process

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    I came to think book only knowing Maya Lin as the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial and left with an impression of a very thoughtful very skilled artist

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    SOOO FASCINATING

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    Teaching Guide

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    Maya LinFittingly Susan Goldman Rubin titles the chapters of her book Maya Lin with artful substances from nature since the natural world informs her architectural art Chapter 1 – Clay describes Maya’s early ye

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    Maya LinThinking With Her Handsby Susan Goldman RubinChronicle BooksChildren's Nonfiction Middle GradePub Date 07 Nov 2017 I am voluntarily reviewing Maya Lin through Chronicle Books and NetgalleyAs a child Maya did not dream of beco

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    A biography of architect and artist Maya Lin that looks at her life growing up then some of her biggest projects t

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    Maya Lin was thrust into the national spotlight when her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC completed as a college project won out over other entries In her early 20s she found herself in

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