Lost In Vietnam by Chuck ForsmanLost In Vietnam by Chuck Forsman

Lost In Vietnam

byChuck Forsman, Le Ly Hayslip

Hardcover | February 7, 2019

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Vietnam is an ancient and beautiful land, with a deep history of occupational conflict that remains an enigma in Americans' collective memory. It is still easy to forget that Vietnam is a country and not a war, even as America's role in Vietnam inflamed and divided the American citizenry in ways that are still evident today. It is as if Vietnam's civil war resurrected our own. And if you are a Vietnam War veteran or a family member of a vet, it's worse, because, even after a half-century, many of the wounds won't heal. What do you do when you have given up on forgetting? Chuck Forsman is one of a sizable number of aging Vietnam vets who have found deep satisfaction in revisiting Vietnam, supporting charities, orphanages, and clinics, doing volunteer work and more-anything to redeem what the U.S. military did there. He is also a renowned painter and photographer who depicts places and environments in ways that become unforgettable visual experiences for the contemporary viewer. Lost in Vietnam chronicles a journey, not a country. They were taken on visits averaging two months each and two-year intervals over a decade. Forsman traveled largely by motorbike throughout the country-south, central, and north-sharing his experiences through amazing photographs of Vietnam's lands and people. His visual journey of one such veteran's twofold quest: the one for redemption and understanding, and the other to make art. The renowned Le Ly Hayslip introduces the book and sets the table for Forsman's incredible sojourn.
Chuck Forsman is Professor of Art Emeritus at the University of Colorado, where he taught painting. He has had more than 50 one-person shows, half of which were in museums and art centers. His work is included in more than 20 public collections, including the Denver Art Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of ...
Title:Lost In VietnamFormat:HardcoverPublished:February 7, 2019Publisher:George F. Thompson PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938086570

ISBN - 13:9781938086571