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The Resource A rift in the Earth : art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial, James Reston, Jr

A rift in the Earth : art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial, James Reston, Jr

Label
A rift in the Earth : art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial
Title
A rift in the Earth
Title remainder
art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial
Statement of responsibility
James Reston, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious "art war" that raged between 1979 and 1984 over what kind of memorial should be built to honor the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. The story intertwines art, politics, historical memory, patriotism, racism, and a fascinating set of characters, from those who fought in the conflict and those who resisted it to politicians at the highest level. At its center are two enduring figures: Maya Lin, a young, Asian-American architecture student at Yale whose abstract design won the international competition but triggered a fierce backlash among powerful figures; and Frederick Hart, an innovative sculptor of humble origins on the cusp of stardom. James Reston, Jr., a veteran who lost a close friend in the war and has written incisively about the conflict's bitter aftermath, explores how the debate reignited passions around Vietnam long after the war's end and raised questions about how best to honor those who fought and sacrificed in an ill-advised war
Summary
Explores the decision over what kind of memorial should be built to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War, highlighting two key figures in the process--Maya Lin, whose design was chosen, and Frederick Hart, a sculptor
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578880
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/36
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial
Label
A rift in the Earth : art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial, James Reston, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It shall not come near to you -- Remember us -- Nothing to add, nothing to take away -- And the winner is -- Fight as hard as you can -- Blowback -- Ex nihilo -- How Chinese are you? -- A breach of faith -- Dedication -- A kind of ocean -- The troubled marriage of true minds -- Epilogue: the noise of your songs
Control code
ocn974699580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628728569
Lccn
2017012314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)974699580
Label
A rift in the Earth : art, memory, and the fight for a Vietnam War memorial, James Reston, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It shall not come near to you -- Remember us -- Nothing to add, nothing to take away -- And the winner is -- Fight as hard as you can -- Blowback -- Ex nihilo -- How Chinese are you? -- A breach of faith -- Dedication -- A kind of ocean -- The troubled marriage of true minds -- Epilogue: the noise of your songs
Control code
ocn974699580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628728569
Lccn
2017012314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)974699580

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