The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage

By: Chicago, Judy

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's inscription inside. 256 pages. Judy Chicago's dinner party honors women who have been obscured by history instead of recognized. "The Dinner Party is an installation artwork by feminist artist Judy Chicago. Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, it functions as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. There are 39 elaborate place settings arranged along a triangular table for 39 mythical and historical famous women. Virginia Woolf, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Theodora of Byzantium are among the guests. Each unique place-setting includes a hand-painted china plate, ceramic flatware and chalice, and a napkin with an embroidered gold edge. Each plate, except the one corresponding to Sojourner Truth, depicts a brightly-colored, elaborately styled vagina-esque form. The settings rest upon elaborately embroidered runners, executed in a variety of needlework styles and techniques. The dinner table stands on The Heritage Floor, made up of more than 2,000 white luster-glazed triangular-shaped tiles, each inscribed in gold scripts with the name of one of 999 women who have made a mark on history." [Wikipedia]

Title: The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage

Author: Chicago, Judy

Categories: Art, Women's Studies,

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Anchor Press / Doubleday: 1979

ISBN Number: 0385145675

ISBN Number 13: 9780385145671

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Art

Seller ID: 143178

Keywords: table, Place settings, Feminist, china, plates, tapestry, Embroidery, women, History, goddesses, vulva, Vagina, Genitalia,