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Lin, Maya Ying

Works: 234 works in 381 publications in 3 languages and 14,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs  Educational television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor, Artist
Classifications: N6537.L54, 720.92
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Maya Lin : a strong clear vision( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her battle was just beginning. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional 'Wall.' And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed public monuments became one of the world's inspirational and frequently visited memorials. In this riveting and dramatic portrait, renowned filmmaker Freida Lee Mock combines interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lin's story -- from its origins, dominated by her David vs. Goliath battle over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to a career designing other memorials, always with an innate talent, and resolute courage."--Back of container
Bronx ecology : blueprint for a new environmentalism by Allen Hershkowitz( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1991, frustrated by the failure of lawmakers to produce meaningful progress on environmental issues, Allen Hershkowitz, a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) opted for an innovative approach. Resolving to put market forces to work for the environment, Hershkowitz devised a plan to develop a world-scale recycled-paper mill on the site of an abandoned rail yard in the South Bronx. Created in collaboration with colleagues at NRDC, the private sector, government, unions, and community groups, and with a building designed by renowned architect and designer Maya Lin, the Bronx Community Paper Company (BCPC) was intended to put the ideas of industrial ecology to work in a project that not only avoided exacerbating environmental problems but actually remediated them. One of the primary goals of the project was to show that environmental protection, job production, social assistance, economic development, and private-sector profitability can work together in a mutually supportive fashion. Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out like that. In Bronx Ecology, Hershkowitz tells the story of the BCPC from its earliest inception to its final demise nearly ten years later. He describes the technical, economic, and competitive barriers that arose throughout the project as well as the decisive political and legal blows that doomed their efforts to secure financing, ultimately killing the project. Interwoven with the BCPC tale is Hershkowitz's vision for a new, engaged environmentalism, complete with principles for a new era of industrial development that combines social and environmental responsibility with a firm commitment to profit-making. As Hershkowitz explains, while the project was never built, its groundbreaking collaboration can hardly be considered a failure. Rather the BCPC, in the words of veteran environmental journalists. Philip Shabecoff, "can be seen as the beginning of a learning process for entrepreneurial environmentalism, a pathway to a new approach in the 21st century." Bronx Ecology offers a compelling vision of that exciting new pathway."
World of ideas : Maya Lin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the rare few who have managed to excel in both art and architecture, Maya Lin creates places of refuge and contemplation in highly public spaces. Constructed on an intimite human scale, they invite visitors to touch, feel, respond and reflect. In this program, the acclaimed sculptor and architect talks with Bill Moyers about a life and career that has been shaped by her Asian-American heritage and a profound respect and love for the natural environment"--Container
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
Timetable : Maya Lin by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No turning back( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans who face a struggle common to so many immigrants: to reconcile some losses of their old culture in order to embrace their adopted American one. A follow-on interview with artist and architect Maya Lin supplements the program."--Container
Art: 21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words ... 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container
Dialogues in public art : interviews with Vito Acconci, John Ahearn ... by Tom Finkelpearl( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dialogues in Public Art presents a blend of interviews with the people who create and experience public art - from an artist who mounted three bronze sculptures in the South Bronx to the bureaucrat who led the fight to have them removed; from an artist who describes his work as a "cancer" on architecture to a pair of architects who might agree with him; from a artist who formed a coalition to convert twenty-two derelict row houses into an art center/community revitalization project to a young woman who got her life back on track while living in one of the converted houses."
Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary portrait of the life and work of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright, a brilliant, arrogant figure unbowed by scandal and personal tragedy. Part 2 continues to review his turbulent personal life and the advance of his career. Examines Wright's architectural creations of Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Taliesin West in Arizona and the controversial design of the Guggenheim Museum
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the remarkable history of Chinese Americans, from the first wave of immigration in the 1850s to the present day. Rather than finding the "Gold Mountain" they expected in California, early arrivals faced hardship and hard work, battled poverty and prejudice, and experienced the loneliness of a people caught between two worlds. Through personal narratives and interviews with historians, Moyers recounts the remarkable transformation of a bachelor society confined to America's Chinatowns into the new "model minority" and beyond to an integral part of the American mainstream and a vital part of the nation's future
Grounds for remembering : monuments, memorials, texts( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity Bruce Nauman - Kerry James Marshall - Louise Bourgeois - Maya Lin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ART21 ist die preisgekrönte Reihe von Dokumentationen über Kunst und Künstler des 21. Jahrhunderts. In 24 Folgen sprechen 100 zeitgenössische Künstler über ihre Werke, ihre Arbeitsweisen und ihr Kunstverständnis. Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin und Louis Bourgeois stellen sich der Frage, wie moderne Kunst "Identität" thematisiert. Wie arbeiten Künstler mit den Thesen von Stereotypen, Selbstwahrnehmung und Portraits? Was heisst es überhaupt, Künstler zu sein? William Wegmans Einführungen zu dieser Folge präsentiert der Schauspieler Steve Martin. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Boundaries by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook-a unique view into her artwork and philosophy. Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth-a long, polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth. Approaching the memorial, the ground slopes gently downward, and the low walls emerging on either side, growing out of the earth, extend and converge at a point below and ahead. Walking into the grassy site contained by the walls of this memorial, we can barely make out the carved names upon the memorial's walls. These names, seemingly infinite in number, convey the sense of overwhelming numbers, while unifying these individuals into a whole ... So begins the competition entry submitted in 1981 by a Yale undergraduate for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.-subsequently called "as moving and awesome and popular a piece of memorial architecture as exists anywhere in the world." Its creator, Maya Lin, has been nothing less than world famous ever since. From the explicitly political to the un-ashamedly literary to the completely abstract, her simple and powerful sculpture-the Rockefeller Foundation sculpture, the Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial, the Yale Women's Table, Wave Field-her architecture, including The Museum for African Art and the Norton residence, and her protean design talents have defined her as one of the most gifted creative geniuses of the age. Boundaries is her first book: an eloquent visual/verbal sketchbook produced with the same inspiration and attention to detail as any of her other artworks. Like her environmental sculptures, it is a site, but one which exists at a remove so that it may comment on the personal and artistic elements that make up those works. In it, sketches, photographs, workbook entries, and original designs are held together by a deeply personal text. Boundaries is a powerful literary and visual statement by "a leading public artist" (Holland Carter). It is itself a unique work of art
Becoming American : personal journeys with Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Becoming American: the Chinese Experience, this series of interviews by Bill Moyers amplifies the larger themes of the 3-part documentary through an intimate look at the lives and work of five prominent Chinese Americans
Women in art( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows works by Marisol and others at the "Celebration of American Women Artists" exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery, Feb. 11-March 3, 1984, and the Knoedler Gallery. Patsy Norvell, Judy Rifka, Hannah Wilke, Maya Linn, Marisol and Nancy Graves discuss their current art works
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire. Série unique de quatre heures chacune uniquement basées sur l'art contemporain mettant en avant 37 artistes travaillant aux États-Unis actuellement. Elle invite les spectateurs dans les coulisses pour voir les artistes au travail dans leurs maisons, des communautés et des lieux insolites. Les artistes, peintres, photographes, sculpteurs ou artistes vidéo démontrent la diversité de leurs pratiques artistiques. Plusieurs questions sont abordées comme les processus de création et les sources d'inspiration. Les artistes sont répartis selon les thèmes du pouvoir et de l'engagement à travers les Etats-Unis. Entretiens avec Steve Martin, Laurie Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, John McEnroe
Maya Lin : systematic landscapes by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The renowned artist Maya Lin (b. 1959) came to prominence in 1981 with her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Generously illustrated and beautifully designed, Systematic Landscapes traces her continued fascination with geologic phenomena and topography, integrating natural contours and materials into evocative environmental artworks such as the character of a hill, under glass (2002) and 11 Minute Line (2004). Systematic Landscapes is of interest to newcomers to Maya Lin's work as well as to longtime enthusiasts of her unique artistic creations and stunning design work"--
Great Meadows : the making of here by Julien Robson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya Lin : topologies by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Лин, Майя

מאיה ליין

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林璎 1959-

English (148)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)

Bronx ecology : blueprint for a new environmentalismWorld of ideas : Maya LinDialogues in public art : interviews with Vito Acconci, John Ahearn ...BoundariesMaya Lin : systematic landscapesMaya Lin : a biographyMaya Lin : systematic landscapes