Maya Lin: Topologies



The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and designer, this visually rich volume presents projects from the last three decades that demonstrate the breadth of Lin’s creative process, featuring her own sketches and drawings, and linked by her ideal of making a place for individuals within the landscape.

During the course of her remarkable interdisciplinary career Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials.

From the moment she entered the national spotlight with her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lin has been proposing ways of thinking and imagining that resist categories, genres, and borders.

From her site-specific installations such as A Fold in the Field (2013) and Storm King Wavefield (2009) to the epoch-making Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982), she has consistently explored how we experience and relate to landscape, setting up a systematic ordering of the land that is tied to history, memory, time, and language. Her studio artworks are often built on advanced technological methods of visualizing geographic information to inspire a deeper relationship between the viewer and the natural world. And her architectural works are focused on sustainable design solutions, urban infill, and a strong connection to the environment.

A committed environmentalist, Lin is now working on what she anticipates will be her final memorial, What is Missing?, which focuses on the current crisis of biodiversity loss. Lin asks us to consider our relationship to nature, at a time when it is crucial to do so.


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Weight 7.0 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 10.25 × 1.75 in

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