Beginning Postmodernism: Forming the Theory

POSTMODERNISM Coining the Term “Postmodernism” was a term coined by Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) early in the century to refer to the last quarter of the 19th century, a time where capitalism and imperialism and Western civilization in general began to...

Asian American Art: Maya Lin, Part Two

MAYA LIN (1959-) PART TWO: THE VIET NAM MEMORIAL The Reception of the Wall “Diane Carlson Evans, who served as a nurse, described the grotesque reception that she received upon returning home: “The attitude of the public was beyond belief. The protesters,...

Asian-American Art: Maya Lin, Part One

MAYA LIN (1959-)  PART ONE: THE VIET NAM MEMORIAL  The Historical Context  Any artist of color, any artist who is a woman or who is gay must overcome unspoken but powerful barriers to their entry into the art world. Call it the glass ceiling, call it discrimination,...

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