Analysis of three of maya lin's monuments—the vietnam wall, the civil rights memorial, and the woman's table—with the focus on how history is wonderfully written and powerfully provocative, the essay explores the complex issues of war and shows that while men might hate war, they might also feel more free. As a senior at yale university, lin entered a nationwide competition sponsored by the vietnam veterans memorial fund, and her design was selected from the more than 1,400 submissions that were received lin's minimal plan was in sharp contrast to the traditional format for a memorial, which usually included figurative. In washington dc, the vietnam veterans memorial, designed by maya ying lin had finally come to life in 1980 ever since then it has been a memorable place for people of all ages to visit and remember each a few years later they added the service men memorial and the vietnam women's memorial to the selection of. Download this essay on november 11, 1982, the vietnam veterans memorial ( vvm) was completed, ten years after the end of the bitter and divisive vietnam war of maya lin's original design for the vvm and was, in fact, added two years later in response to an outpouring of veteran support for a memorial of this form. Free essay: everlasting stories memorials not only remind people about specific events and leaders, but also sets history in stone for future generations. To undertake this effort a sponsor organization was created, the vietnam veterans memorial fund (vvmf), its board members including west point and naval academy graduates legislation to authorize a the competition was won by a 21-year-old student at yale university, maya ying lin the memorial was built and.
Maya lin's vietnam veterans memorial, with its extraordinary black granite wall extending gradually into the earth and carved with the names of 58,272 americans who died in the nation's tragic escapade in southeast asia, was finished 30 years ago it is still far and away the greatest memorial of modern times—the most. By louis menand “it was miserable,” lin said when i first asked her about her year in washington “it was beyond miserable” there is still indignation in her voice when she gets on the subject of the building of the vietnam veterans memorial she hates washington, and has rarely been back since her. Maya lin vietnam war memorial - although controversial in its inception, maya lin's vietnam war memorial adequately fulfills the vision of jan scruggs, who returned home wounded from the conflict in southeast asia at the age of 19, for a monument to his fallen comrades in arms that would provide a symbol of. Even today many americans have the frightening, unforgettable memories of the war the war was accounted to be over in 1973, but americans sti 1,527 words 3 pages the vietnam veterans memorial by maya lin at the age of twenty one, a female undergraduate at yale university named maya lin submitted her.
The vietnam veterans memorial in washington dc, are two black granite walls which are together linked and have engraved text in chronological order with the names of the men and women who gave up their live for this war you see that she expresses the amount of sadness and depression in a simple. Maya lin has 14 ratings and 7 reviews lindsay said: maya lin designed the vietnam war memorial in dc i recently watched a video about her career and h.
The story of the monument is inseparable from that of its artistic creator, maya lin, who was a mere 21-year-old undergraduate when her design was chosen, in 1981, out of a field of more than a thousand proposals though she did no research on the vietnam war prior to creating her design—she didn't. They testify to the enduring intensity of feeling about the vietnam war—and to the remarkable power of the memorial, which marks its 30th anniversary this year after considering 1,300 submissions, a prestigious jury of professionals unanimously selected the design submitted by maya ying lin, a 21-year-old yale.
Maya lin's vietnam veterans memorial is so seductive, and now so much a part of the washington landscape, that it's hard not to think of her as a local hero a quarter of a century ago, she fought the good fight, arguing for a less-is-more monument design, proving herself, fresh out college, a. Maya lin conceived her design as creating a park within a park — a quiet protected place unto itself, yet harmonious with the overall plan of constitution gardens to achieve this effect she chose polished black granite for the walls its mirror-like surface reflects the images of the surrounding trees, lawns and monuments.