Maya Lin

Maya Lin

Systematic Landscapes

Book - 2006
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?Utilizing the way in which scientists and computers see our world, drawing on images based on sonar views of the ocean floor, to aerial and satellite views of the land, I have started to create artworks that translate that technological view into sculptural forms.” (Maya Lin)
One of the most celebrated artists working in the United States, 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 landscape sculptures such as Character of a Hill Under Glass (2002) and 11 Minute Line (2004).
As the book reveals, Lin’s earthworks and public sculptures have always developed alongside small-scale, exploratory sculptures and monumental temporary installations, such as Avalanche (1998), through which Lin evokes the physical processes that shape the earth. This important volume also introduces three major new installation works created for the "Systematic Landscapes" exhibition, along with a series of related drawings and reliefs demonstrating the expanding scope of Lin’s creative process. The largest of these installations, 2 x 4 Landscape, is composed from more than 45,000 sections of lumber placed on end that from a distance take on a pixel-like image of a hill, and close up create a form that evokes both mound and wave, earth and water.
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.


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Those interested to see the full range of Lin's ouevre--so evocative of maps and topography (she designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC)--will welcome this catalogue, which contains full-page photos of her site-specific as well as gallery-sized works and two lengthy essays (by Richard Andrews, director of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, and John Beardsley, Harvard U. Graduate School of Design). The volume, which is oversized (10.75x10.75"), was published in association with the Henry Art Gallery, where the exhibition originated in 2006 (it travels to locations in St Louis, San Diego, and Denver in 2007-2008). Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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.

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“Utilizing the way in which scientists and computers see our world, drawing on images based on sonar views of the ocean floor, to aerial and satellite views of the land, I have started to create artworks that translate that technological view into sculptural forms.” (Maya Lin)
 
One of the most celebrated artists working in the United States, 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 landscape sculptures such as Character of a Hill Under Glass (2002) and 11 Minute Line (2004).

As the book reveals, Lin’s earthworks and public sculptures have always developed alongside small-scale, exploratory sculptures and monumental temporary installations, such as Avalanche (1998), through which Lin evokes the physical processes that shape the earth. This important volume also introduces three major new installation works created for the "Systematic Landscapes" exhibition, along with a series of related drawings and reliefs demonstrating the expanding scope of Lin’s creative process. The largest of these installations, 2 x 4 Landscape, is composed from more than 45,000 sections of lumber placed on end that from a distance take on a pixel-like image of a hill, and close up create a form that evokes both mound and wave, earth and water.

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.



Publisher: Seattle : Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington ; New Haven : Yale Uiversity Press, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780300121209
0300121202
Branch Call Number: 709.2 LIN LIN
Characteristics: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Apr. 22-Sept. 3, 2006, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

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