Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial: The Limits of Charismatic Art

These thoughts on the aesthetics of Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial began as the last chapter of my book, Enchantment: On Charisma and the Sublime in the Arts of the West (2012). Because the book was already too long, this essay became an orphan. I hope it’s still worth reading without the rest of its family.

Open this ppt program to see the illustrations to Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

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