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    Nicholas Capasso once said, “ The national Vietnam Veterans Memorial may have generated more controversy than any work of architecture in recent history”. Three parts make up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which are “The Wall”, The Three Soldiers statue, and The Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was a tribute which is in Washington DC. Maya Lin entered a nationwide competition to create a design for the wall and won. The wall is made of two black granite walls that form

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    it crazy that one singular event that may only last 10-15 minutes can radically change that life? Many people experience these events that cause a dramatic switch in the path of their life. I had one of these life changing events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on a trip to Washington D.C. when I was in 6th grade. It was a crisp spring day in our nation’s capital. There was a slight breeze, just enough to tousle one’s hair. On our trip we were not lucky enough to catch the beautiful cherry blossoms

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    In The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin employs rhetorical devices in order to elucidate, the gross cost of the Vietnam Conflict in U.S. lives. The minimalist design used in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial emphasizes the overwhelming amount of human lives lost.On the Wall, a small diamond is depicted next to the names of people confirmed dead, if a person is MIA(Missing in Action) they get a small cross next to their name. The cross can easily be carved into a diamond if the person is confirmed

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    was created for a community gathering for that community to perform rituals. People in my generation may not know what Stonehenge is, but most of us through family members or either visiting it will know of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The book talks about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and how at the beginning people will barley notice the wall, but once you get walking further, the wall keeps growing, soon taller than the visitors with names upon names. This wall has a few unique features to

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    Noe Medina Professor Art 12 December 2015 Describe the Vietnamese veterans memorial what made it so controversial? In 1979 the Vietnam Veterans committee was granted the right to build a memorial in Washington D.C. The committee sought out its artist by putting forth a competition and found there winner a 20 year old Yale Alumni named Maya Lin. The design itself is a black stone, V shape with names of fallen soldiers engraved along it in chronological order. When the design was first publisized

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    The Vietnam War Memorial has been called a "feminist memorial". What do you think that means? Before we can decide if the Vietnam Memorial is a “feminist memorial,” we must first define what feminist art and analysis is. “Inspired - as its name suggests - by feminism, feminist analysis considers the roles of women in an artwork as its subjects, creator, patrons, and viewers.” (DeWitte 184). Essentially, feminist art is any work that pertains to women. Maya Lin was a 21-year-old Yale student when

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    In both “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago and “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial” by Maya Lin, there are some striking similarities in composition. These similarities can be noticed through the layout and subject matter of each piece. However, there are still contrasting ideas on how the artists views differentiate through personal feelings. “The Dinner Party” is a larger than life sculpture that is arranged on tables with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman

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    explains each monument in detail ranging from the Lincoln Memorial to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Each statue and structure means something to him and he shares his opinion of each one. In his examination of these structural tributes, he begins to discover the meaning of what it is to be part of the American society. He sees

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    Nostalgia and homecoming are two linked themes, both of them relate to the subject of returning home, either just in thought or physically coming home, and the emotions that are stirred up by that return. The movie Cold Mountain demonstrates that set of emotions that people often experience while being away from home, for whatever reason, and while trying to get back home. The movie takes place during a civil war and all of the characters are experiencing feelings of home sickness and nostalgia as

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    Once, one has located the monument in a admirable place such as a park, it should be made with good-quality materials and show significant meaning. An designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “chose black granite in order to make the surface reflective and peaceful.” (Source G) Not many people would think of how the design of a monument to create meaning, that’s why building a monument is so important and time-consuming. After

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    successfully honor an event or individual, the creators need to carefully consider its design, relation to visitors, and appeal. The design is important because it should be able to create a connection between the memorial and the event which it commemorates. The design of a memorial must incorporate key factors, such as names, to help honor the people and the remind the public

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    walked out in front of the car which struck and killed him. December Stillness is a novel about a girl named Kelly who tries to get to know and understand a man named Mr. Weems, who is severely haunted by the acts which he and others committed in Vietnam and who would come daily to the library to read books about the war. Due to the trauma of the war and losses he suffers during the course of the book it is clear that Mr Weems death near the end of the book was not an accident. Mr Weems intentionally

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    Monument Synthesis Essay

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    events or people is complex; in some cases, monuments honor moments of great achievement, while in other cases, monuments pay homage to deep sacrifice. A monument 's size, location, and materials are all considerations in planning and creating a memorial to the past. In any case, the need to honor or pay homage to a specific person or event is prevalent within society. A monument has to mean something to the society it is place in. The location of a monument is perhaps the most important aspect of

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    Thesis: When you think of memorials, what do you think of? Maybe the large Washington monuments, or Mount Rushmore come to mind. Well, lets honestly think about what a monument is. Something built to keep the memory of something, or someone alive. Just as a gravestone does, or a plaque, or a picture of a loved one on social media. So why is it that, these giants of men get memorials so large? I don 't know. So lets just talk about memorials and how I feel about them. Memorializing can be great, or

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    famous person or event. Monuments come in all different forms, they are important in which they help remind individuals about significant times in history. Society has different views on what should be considered when a group/agency is creating a memorial. For something to justify the creation of a monument, something important must take place in history. The person or remembrance must relate to a specific historical time and place. Source A compares monuments to holy sites or sacred events. They

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    Public space is a shared landscape that all citizens have the potential to encounter. These areas, especially in major cities like Philadelphia, are saturated with statues depicting historical figures and a variety of artwork. Memorials are also included in this public area and become a representation of a certain memory for the public to share. When conflicts occur, such as a major war, more than just the government and the military are involved. A nations economy is torn apart, and certain industries

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    There were two men with the same name, who grew up in the same neighborhood, with different fates. One Wes Moore is in prison, and the other Wes Moore is an author and a decorated war vet. Wes 1 is the the author and war veteran, all the while Wes 2 is in prison for life. These two men grew up very near each other, but both men had different schools, different friends, and different living situations. Wes 1 had a great dad at the beginning of his life, but his dad passed away when he was 3 years

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    Two years ago, Arlington National Cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest cemeteries, celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary of substantial historical and moral significance. Founded after the American Civil War, the cemetery has been home to many of our fallen heroes, particularly those who have died during conflicts with American involvement and people of considerable national significance, such as presidents. The cemetery is one of extensive size and holds many monuments to memorialize the

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    During the 1920s the African American people suffered strong racial discrimination, they lived facing oppression like racism in employment, education and culture, consequently they lived a low quality life. Nevertheless despite all the racism and prejudice, many artists raised exalting their culture with the intention of create a new and positive image of themselves, through art, music and literature, transforming the 1920´s in the era of Jazz, Blues and the Harlem renaissance. Among the entire

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    Does racism have an affect on society? Racism is something we've all witnessed.Its a big topic in our society now racism is affect a lot of people.They say two people can do the same crime at the sametime at the same place but get different time and be different color. Racism is one of the most important social issues of the modern world. It has affected millions of people worldwide and is one of the deepest social problems in history. The history of what we call racism which is the discrimination

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