Maya Lin (Author)

Product Details

Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
September 12, 2006
8.0 X 0.72 X 10.0 inches | 1.75 pounds
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About the Author

Maya Lin has worked on art and architectural projects throughout the United States. Since setting up her studio in 1987, Lin has created both public and private artworks, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982) in Washington, D.C.; the Civil Rights Memorial (1989) in Montgomery, Alabama; and the Langston Hughes Library (1999) in Clinton, Tennessee, among others. Her work has been highly acclaimed; a documentary about her work, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1995. Born in Athens, Ohio, and educated at Yale University, she lives with her family in New York City.


"Some people perceive the world visually, like architects and sculptors. And others see the world through the prism of language, like writers. Maya Lin can do both. . . . A writer both concise and graceful on such abstract topics as art, vision, and design, Lin offers unique insights into how artists create." -- USA Today
"Like everything connected with Lin, Boundaries is beautifully designed and beautifully written." -- The Boston Globe
"This lovely book succeeds in two worlds: Lin wants you to read it and yet see it as an art book. . . . Every page in her book is serene, thought-provoking, striking." -- The Arizona Republic
"Her first book, Boundaries, unfolds as an intimate pictorial memoir of Lin's journey in realizing her primary passion: 'sculpting the earth.'" -- Harper's Bazaar
"Is Lin an artist or an architect? Given her ability to maintain her aesthetic integrity in a string of projects that have won over both critics and the public, magician is more like it." -- Newsweek