Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party
"An icon of feminist art, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, for which this book will be the official publication, has become a defining work of the women's movement in art. As a presentation of outstanding women in history, from ancient times until today, it is both an iconic art work and a historical survey, appealing to visitors of every age and to book buyers interested not only in women's art but in their entire history. A visual journey through The Dinner Party, the monumental installation work now permanently displayed in the Sackler Centre for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, this book also is a concise introduction to women's history, accessible to all ages. The Dinner Party, a monumental triangular table, and the Heritage Floor on which the table rests, represents 1,038 women in history-39 by unique large ceramic plates and runners with another 999 names inscribed on the floor's ceramic tiles. Seen by more than a million visitors as a travelling exhibition in the beginning of the 1980s and again in the 1990s, it is today the principal destination of almost a quarter of the Brooklyn Museum's visitors each year."
Hardback 160 pages