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AMICO Assignment Set:
Studio Exercise in Computer-Aided Design I

Student instructions:

A private foundation has just announced an open competition to design a monument honoring the National Endowment for the Arts. The monument is to be erected in Washington, DC, at a location to be determined.

These are foundation’s entry guidelines:

  1. The Foundation solicits designs for a monument honoring the 40th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
  2. The competition is open to all citizens of the United States of America and alien residents of the United States.
  3. Entries may be made by individuals or by groups of individuals working as a team. No individual or group may participate in more than one design entry.
  4. The monument should be in appropriate scale, materials, and tone to installation in a public building or park in Washington, DC.
  5. The monument should reflect the diverse, multi-cultural heritage of the United States.
  6. The monument should make particular reference to works of art created in the United States, or by American artists, in the years since the Endowment was founded in 1965. These artists need not be past recipients of Endowment support.
  7. Proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts Monument should be in complete, computerized form that can be transmitted via email to the Foundation’s judges. Entrants may, at their option, include explanatory text outlining the features and meaning of their entry.
  8. Entries will remain the property of the Foundation and may be exhibited on the Foundation’s web site.
  9. The Foundation will award three prizes: a first prize of $150,000; a second prize of $50,000; and a third prize of $10,000.

Using the AMICO Library as source material, create an entry for the NEA monument competition that fits these guidelines.

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