A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a by Jr., James Reston PDF

By Jr., James Reston

ISBN-10: 1543654991

ISBN-13: 9781543654998

ISBN-10: 1628728566

ISBN-13: 9781628728569

A exceptional and Bestselling Historian and armed forces Veteran Revisits the tradition struggle that Raged round the number of Maya Lin's layout for the Vietnam Memorial


A Rift within the Earth tells the extraordinary tale of the ferocious “art struggle” that raged among 1979 and 1984 over what sort of memorial can be equipped to honor the lads and girls who died within the Vietnam warfare. the tale intertwines artwork, politics, old reminiscence, patriotism, racism, and a desirable set of characters, from those that fought within the clash and people who resisted it to politicians on the maximum point. At its heart are enduring figures: Maya Lin, a tender, Asian-American structure scholar at Yale whose summary layout received the foreign festival yet brought on a fierce backlash between robust figures; and Frederick Hart, an leading edge sculptor of humble origins at the cusp of stardom.


James Reston, Jr., a veteran who misplaced a detailed good friend within the conflict and has written incisively concerning the conflict's sour aftermath, explores how the controversy reignited passions round Vietnam lengthy after the war’s finish and raised questions on how top to honor those that fought and sacrificed in an ill-advised struggle. Richly illustrated with pictures from the period and layout entries from the memorial festival, A Rift within the Earth is timed to seem along Ken Burns's eagerly expected PBS documentary, The Vietnam War.
“The memorial looks as a rift within the earth, a protracted polished black stone wall, rising from and receding into the earth."—Maya Lin


"I see the wall as a type of ocean, a sea of sacrifice. . . . I position those figures upon the shore of that sea." —Frederick Hart

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