The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation

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Merrell, 2007 - Art - 308 pages
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Judy Chicago's internationally acclaimed installation The Dinner Party is a monumental work of art conceived as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. Strategically countering the traditional erasure of women's achievements, this epic work honors 1038 iconic, mythical, archetypal, and historical women. This, the most definitive book to be published on Chicago's masterwork, reveals the visual and intellectual scope of the installation more fully than ever before, supported by new photography, documentary images, and the artist's expanded research into the history of the women represented.

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The dinner party: from creation to preservation

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In 1979, when feminist multimedia artist Chicago's "The Dinner Party" installation opened at the San Francisco Museum of Art, an ongoing dialog about women's roles and identities was energized. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Lee-tammeus - Goodreads

A beautiful coffee table book of a woman's at masterpiece. You just have to see it to appreciate it. I always hoped that I would see this art in person, but it never happened. Chicago is the feminist's voice in art and I praise her relentlessly. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
48
Section 3
60
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Many consider Judy Chicago one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. The impact of her work extends throughout the international art, feminist, literary communities -- and beyond. Her majestic 1979 installation The Dinner Party is recognized as a masterpiece of the twentieth century. Chicago has authored seven books including Through the Flower. Chicago lives with her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, and their numerous feline companions in Belen, New Mexico