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The Dinner Party (Commemorative Edition)

Chicago, Judy

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ISBN 10: 0140244379 / ISBN 13: 9780140244373
Published by Penguin Books, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Judy Chicago's inscription reads, "For a Judie from a Judy, Best regards, Judy Chicago". No other ownership or other markings. Laid in are are promotional materials from an exhibition at Flanders Contemporary Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Binding tight; book shows little wear. A lovely copy of this scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 1152504

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Title: The Dinner Party (Commemorative Edition)

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Describes and illustrates a multimedia exhibit that celebrates the achievements of more than one thousand women in Western culture, discussing the exhibit's origin and aesthetic and historical meaning

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One of the earliest organizers of the 1970s women's movement in art, Chicago has remained a high-profile, controversial multimedia feminist artist. These two works can be read as sequels/updates to Chicago's three previous books: her outspoken Through the Flower (LJ 3/15/75), The Dinner Party (LJ 6/1/79), and Embroidering Our Heritage (LJ 12/80). Chicago established her international reputation early on with the first book, an indiscreet, youthful autobiography that decried, sometimes in street language, her personal pain as a woman artist within a patriarchal society. In her updated Beyond the Flowers, as in the Dinner Party, expanded for a reopening debut in Los Angeles, she laments the vicissitudes of her personal life and career and the vast amount of money still needed to find a permanent home for her famous/infamous collaborative installation. "The Dinner Party" now appears in standard Western art survey texts. It records 1,038 mythical and historical women of Western civilization, especially honoring 39 of these with place settings on a triangular banquet table 48' per side. Controversy surrounded the imagery of the 39 plates, multicolor, explicit depictions of vaginas as harshly aggressive genitalia that are often criticized as inappropriate stand-ins for famous women. In The Dinner Party, a judiciously edited commemoration of a recent showing of the work, Chicago responds, "What is wrong with that?" Both books are essential for social, political, and feminist art collections.?Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson State Univ., Md.
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