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The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation Hardcover – Feb 1 2006
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The world's most famous and controversial work of feminist art, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party has found a permanent home some 30 years after its creation in the Brooklyn Museum's new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Chicago celebrates in a sumptuous and comprehensive volume dedicated to her radical and extraordinarily crafted sculptural installation, telling the compelling story of its five-year collaborative creation, phenomenal popularity with the public, and vicious critical condemnation. Long committed to making socially conscious art, Chicago marvels over how much has changed in the field of women's history since the 1960s, when she began researching women's lives. Never one to stint on hard work, or miss the opportunity to educate people, Chicago presents brief and vivid updated biographies of the 39 women represented at the triangular table with elaborate ceramic plates and beautifully embroidered runners and the 999 women whose names appear in the porcelain-tiled Heritage Floor. Gorgeous new photographs by Woodman, Chicago's husband, offer stunning close-ups. For more on Chicago and her work, see Gail Levin's biography, Becoming Judy Chicago (2007). Donna Seaman
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Carefully, thoroughly and vividly educates in all the ways Chicago intended three decades ago - SELVEDGE Sumptuous - CERAMIC REVIEWSee all Product Description
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feminist art project led by Judy Chicago. It consists of a
table with 39 place settings, each honoring a legendary or
real woman. Each setting consists of painted and sculpted
china plates and embroidered tapestries, both replete with
imagery and symbolism. I am giving it to a young female
friend for her 13th birthday, and I've already given it to
a 17-year-old cousin. Congress considered this work obscene,
but I consider it a masterpiece.
Diane C. Donovan