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Maya Lin: Thinking With Her HandsMaya Lin: Thinking with her Hands

By Susan Goldman Rubin

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is one of the most
famous pieces of civic architecture in the world. But most people are
not as familiar with the reserved college student who entered and won
the design competition to build it. This accessible biography tells the
story of Maya Lin, from her struggle to stick with her vision of the
memorial to the wide variety of works she has created since then. The
carefully researched text, paired with ample photos, crosses multiple
interests—American history, civic activism, art history, and cultural
diversity—and offers a timely celebration of the memorial's 35th
anniversary as well as providing an important contribution to the
current discussion of the role of women and minorities in society.

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