Unformatted text preview: person’s opinion of the war. Lin describes the frustrating process she goes through after her design is selected. As she reveals the events leading up to the building of the memorial, Lin makes clear that what she had calculatingly designed as an apolitical gesture of appreciation to those who served and died in Vietnam, had become the opposite, a political space where the living would be able to continue the political dispute and tension brought on by the war from years before. Eventually, the memorial is built with changes that Lin feared distracted from her original intention. However, Lin leaves the essay describing her own experience visiting the memorial and how it gave her the same feeling she had envisioned when she first came up with the concept for the design ....
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- Spring '08
- Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designer Maya Lin