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Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party

Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party
Library Shelf Location 18.CHIC
Publication Date 2007
Description The Dinner Party - From Creation to Preservation Judy Chicago’s masterpiece 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 installation honours 1038 iconic, mythical, archetypal and historical women. This, the most definitive book to be published on Chicago’s masterwork, reveals more fully than ever before the art and the artist’s expanded research into the rich history embodied in the installation. In lively contextualizing sections, Chicago discusses the creative genesis of The Dinner Party, the technical processes involved, and the work’s early – often hostile – reception by the art world, and its subsequent preservation and permanent exhibition. A magnificently produced book and the ultimate source on an iconic work that is taught in art history and women’s studies courses around the world. Profusely illustrated throughout with documentary images and new photography that displays the work in detail. Published to coincide with the opening in March 2007 of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, permanent home of The Dinner Party.
ISBN 9781858943701
Quantity 1
Pages 308
Author Judy Chicago
Format Hardback
Publisher Merrell Publishers Limited
Related Artist Judy Chicago
Categories Contemporary Craft, Installation
Keywords Feminism, Women, Celebrations
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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