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

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 959.7043 RES (Text) 36626103862264 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch HISTORY WAR VIETNAM Reston (Text) 37516002033428 AdultNF History Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 959.704 RES (Text) 37323005318194 NONFIC Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 959.704 RES (Text) 78731000502144 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 959.7043 R313 (Text) 51735011835096 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 959.7043 RESTON (Text) 33946003291767 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781628728569
  • ISBN: 1628728566
  • Physical Description: xi, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
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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.
Subject: Lin, Maya Ying.
Hart, Frederick, 1943-
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) > History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Monuments > Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) > Buildings, structures, etc.
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War.

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