Post #8: The Visual Rhetoric of Commemoration

Due by the class on 10/06

Blog about the reading due for our class on 10/6: Sturken “The Wall, the Screen, and the Image.”

1) What are the central terms that Sturken discusses from a rhetorical perspective?

2) What terms or ideas seem most important for people surrounding the development of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

3) What distinguishes a monument from a memorial?

4) Based on the qualities associated with each memorial, what are the purposes of Maya Lin’s memorial and Frederick Hart’s bronze sculpture (of the three soldiers that was placed the memorial in 1984)?

*Add media (an image or a video) that, you feel, resonate with your responses.


Image borrowed from My Old Towne Orange Blog