Alyssa Velazquez
Alyssa Velazquez is curatorial research associate at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina.
Velazquez, Alyssa
Velazquez, Alyssa
United States of America
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Description: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a polished stone wall that bore only the names of war dead, opened to both controversy—and a flood of objects (see fig. 5.6). Maverick from inception, its development had followed no traditional narrative: Yale architecture student Maya Lin, a novice, won a competition for its design; private dollars built it; and its face lined an earthen ridge dug well away from the line of historical memorials elsewhere on the Capitol...
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Related print edition pages: pp.128-137