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The Resource A Rift in the Earth, James Reston, Jr, (electronic resource)

A Rift in the Earth, James Reston, Jr, (electronic resource)

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A Rift in the Earth
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A Rift in the Earth
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James Reston, Jr
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A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Vietnam Vet Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial 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. Richly illustrated with photographs from the era and design entries from the memorial competition, A Rift in the Earth is timed to appear alongside Ken Burns's eagerly anticipated PBS documentary, The Vietnam War . "The memorial appears as a rift in the earth, a long polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth."—Maya Lin "I see the wall as a kind of ocean, a sea of sacrifice. . . . I place these figures upon the shore of that sea." —Frederick Hart
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  • Architecture
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  • Military
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A Rift in the Earth, James Reston, Jr, (electronic resource)
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9781628728583
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FC87B8FE-E824-4355-A780-67D063F8E28B
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Label
A Rift in the Earth, James Reston, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628728583
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
FC87B8FE-E824-4355-A780-67D063F8E28B
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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