The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation
The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation is the definitive book about Judy Chicago’s famous feminist art installation comprised of a triangular table set for 39 important women that history has seen. Ceramic plates that represent each of the women are accompanied by richly embroidered table runners and the names of 999 other women of significance are set in the porcelain tiles of the Heritage Floor. This new book presents lush colour photographs of each of the 39 settings, as well as a brief history of all 1038 women covered by Chicago’s masterpiece which now has a permanent home in the Brooklyn Museum's new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Hardcover, 308 pages. Merrell 2007. $32.97 at Amazon.