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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. 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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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 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 years in a home of Chinese ancestry with a father who is a ceramicist and a mother who is a poet Given the chance to do her own modeling with the clay hearing poetic words and being surrounded by natural beauty sets a stage early for what she will become Chapter 2 Granite tells the story of her unexpected win by a college student over 1421 entries to design the Vietnam Memorial Who would have thought her simple symbolic design would reuire so much strength on her part to keep that design as she had envisioned or that she would get only a B for the class Chapter 3 Water gave her a vision of using the biblical uote from the Martin Luther King address on the Civil Rights Memorial Until Justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream with water flowing over the uote Chapter 4 Earth took her back to childhood playing with her brother over hills behind their house She created Wave Field Flutter and Storm King Wave Field from that memory experience Chapter 5 Glass kept an old barn in one sculpture and created a skylighted Noah s ark with another both with abundant glass to give a feeling of being outdoors in nature Chapter 6 Celadon green from her Chinese heritage was Maya s choice for the basic color of the Museum of Chinese in America Chapter 7 Dunes and Driftwood became replacements for parking lots as she paid tribute to the paths of Lewis and Clark and the parallel path of the Native Americans to the ocean She achieved her goal of showing what had been lost and what could be saved Chapter 8 Wood has her only design for a family home Most of the time Maya will not do this kind of work However she did not abandon her outdoor approach since the house has a tree growing up through the deck and an abundance of windows The final chapter sets her philosophy of giving back and thinking about what is missing as society takes over the natural world With many beautiful photographs abundant research and a gift for story telling Susan Goldman Rubin shows the human being along with her artistic achievement and her love of nature I recommend this fascinating biography of the work of the accomplished architect which is also a Junior Library Guild selection if you would like additional verification

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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. 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


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 projects of L

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

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

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    SOOO FASCINATING

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    Teaching Guide

  7. says:

    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 years in a

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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 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

  9. says:

    A biography of architect and artist Maya Lin that looks at her life growing up then some of her biggest projects the inspiration for each one and why she decided to do each oneSusan Goldman Rubin's books are lusci

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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 a struggle to keep the integrity of her vision during a national conversation in which powerful people demanded changes The experience set the tone for major projects that would come throughout her careerMaya Lin

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