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Maya Lin : artist-architect of light and lines

by Harvey, Jeanne Walker,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 92 Lin
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 92 LIN
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 720.92 HARVEY
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92L LIN Har
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 720.92 HARVE
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B LIN
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Collection  Children's Biography
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B LIN 2017
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Collection  Juvenile Biography
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography CHECKED OUT
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You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.A Christy Ottaviano Book
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 1981, judges selected Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 entries. A senior at Yale University, Lin was just 21. In this introduction to the influential American designer, Harvey portrays Lin's early inspirations, from the forests and hills of her Ohio hometown and the progressive professions of her parents (her poet mother and clay-artist father, both Chinese immigrants, never told Maya what to be or how to think) to the patterns of light and lines in buildings at Yale and abroad. The book also emphasizes Lin's artistic process, revealing the impetus a reflective sliver in the earth's surface for what would be her first (of many) major works of art, and the mashed potato models, sketches, and backlash that accompanied it. All the while, the clean lines in Phumiruk's deliberately sparse, light-infused spreads and the placement of slender, pillarlike passages of text reinforce the breathtaking beauty of Lin's sleek landmark. With a closing author's note detailing Lin's motivations for projects past and present, this is an artful resource for dreamers of all ages.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Harvey (My Hands Sing the Blues) and debut illustrator Phumiruk recount the career of architect Maya Lin, using a textual and visual sparseness that echoes Lin's minimalist style. Harvey introduces Lin as an observant child with an eye for form, structure, and the interplay of light. While in college, Lin entered the Vietnam Memorial design contest, which required including the names of almost 58,000 dead or missing soldiers: "These rules rang true to Maya. She knew the power of names." Harvey provides just enough biographical details to give a sense of Lin's life, including touching on the initial backlash against her design for the memorial, while Phumiruk's muted artwork, assembled digitally, makes good use of watercolor and corrugated textures to evoke the inspiration Lin drew from nature. Ages 4-8. Agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lin, Maya, -- 1959- -- Juvenile literature.
Lin, Maya, -- 1959-
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Architects -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Chinese American architects -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Chinese American artists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Chinese Americans.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First Edition.
Contributors Phumiruk, Dow, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Christy Ottaviano books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781250112491
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