Maya lin was born to chinese intellectuals who had fled china in 1948, just as the communist takeover was occurring her hometown of athens, ohio, known for its manufacturing and agriculture, is also the home of ohio university, an institution that played a major role in her youth. Born in 1959 in athens, ohio, maya lin catapulted into the public eye when, as a senior at yale university, she submitted the winning design in a national competition for a vietnam veterans memorial to be built in washington, dc. Artist and architect maya lin this site requires flash 9+ to view you can download the latest version here if you believe you received this message in error. Maya lin, vietnam veterans memorial, 1982, granite, 2 acres within constitution gardens, (national mall, washington, dc), speakers: dr beth harris and dr steven. Maya lin's book 'boundaries' is a well conceived and beautifully executed book on the artistic process the detail in which she describes her thoughts and ideas crystalizing into artwork is very readable.
Maya lin is the world-renowned architect of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, and one of the most important public artists of this century. Maya lin is the world-renowned architect of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, and one of the most important public artists of this century maya lin has created a dozen other major works across the nation. The below artworks are the most important by maya lin - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist artwork description & analysis: this piece, lin's first major large-scale artwork, is a permanent installation consisting of 43 tons of.
As the united states honors those who served in the military on veterans day, read the story of how an unknown 21-year-old architecture student, maya lin, designed one of the most moving monuments. Maya lin, (born october 5, 1959, athens, ohio, us), american architect and sculptor concerned with environmental themes who is best known for her design of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc. Maya lin is an american architect and sculptor best known for her design of the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc synopsis maya lin was born on october 5, 1959, in athens, ohio. Featured designer maya lin frequently cited as a benchmark of modern cross-national design, maya lin's work draws influence from japanese gardens, american indian earthen mounds, her parents, and her architectural design training at yale university, where she earn. Maya lin—whose balance between art and architecture is evident in her very first project, the vietnam veterans memorial, and throughout her three-decade career—and shepley bulfinch, a national design firm with an impressive portfolio of higher education projects, have been selected to partner on.
Maya lin: a river is a drawing is an ambitious, site-specific exhibition that will explore nature's lasting power and reveal its fragility through maya lin's unique language of art. Maya lin creates compelling and beautiful works that reveal facets of the natural world we may not be thinking about she says, i believe that art, at times, can look at a subject differently and in doing so, can get people to pay closer attention. Maya lin's new memorial is a city after hurricane sandy, maya lin, the architect and artist, decided her new show at pace gallery would fix on manhattan and its surrounding landscape. Maya lin was in her senior year at yale when she won the public competition to design the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc — the memorial that launched her career and honored human.
This 37,000-square-foot (3,400 m 2), two-story museum, located belowground just west of the maya lin-designed memorial, highlights the history of the vietnam war and the multiple design competitions and artworks which make up the vietnam veterans memorial, vietnam women's memorial, and the memorial plaque. Maya lin november 2, 2000 issue it's taken me years to be able to discuss the making of the vietnam veterans memorial, partly because i needed to move past it and partly because i had forgotten the process of getting it built.
Maya lin was born on october 5, 1959, in athens, ohio lin's father was a ceramicist and a former dean of ohio university's college of fine arts, her mother a poet and professor both fled. Directed by freida lee mock with maya lin a film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the vietnam memorial wall and the civil rights fountain memorial. Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by maya lin best known for designing the vietnam veterans memorial in washington dc while still an.
Maya ying lin was born on october 5, 1959, in athens, ohio, a manufacturing and agricultural town seventy-five miles southeast of columbus athens is also the home of ohio university, where lin's mother, julia chang lin, a poet, was a literature professor her late father, henry huan lin, was a. Online shopping from a great selection at books store discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more more about maya ying lin. Maya lin's (b 1959, athens, ohio) acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural projects and.
Niece of lin huiyin, who with her husband liang sicheng, were the 20th century premier architectural historians of china lin huyin (hangzhou, china, 10 june1904 - 1 april1955 , kunming, china) married in canada in 1928 liang sicheng (tokyo, 20 april 1901- 9 january 1972, china. Maya ying lin (born october 5, 1959) is an american designer, architect, and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and land artshe achieved national recognition at the age of 21 while still an undergraduate at yale university when her design was chosen in a national competition for the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc it is considered one of the most influential memorials.