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Judy Chicago
Lippard, Lucy R.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications : Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.
Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
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N6537.C48 A4 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A tribute to the influential contemporary artist and official catalog for theational Museum of Women in the Arts 2002 exhibition considers the keyeriods that spanned her forty-year career.

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Library Journal Review

A "public historian" and primary patron of Judy Chicago (b. 1939), Sackler edits her first book for the National Museum of Women of the Arts in Washington, DC, to coincide with an exhibit there this fall. Sackler, who contributes a foreword, deems Chicago a genius, virtually a living icon of feminist art. Chicago's dedication to consciousness raising and butterfly/vagina or "cunt imagery" appears in her many paintings, performances, installations, crafts, and multimedia projects. Many works are documented here in 100 color plates; 20 detail her well-known "The Dinner Party" (1979), a collaboration featuring table settings that honor 39 women. This book contains contributions by Edward Lucie-Smith, who defines Chicago's moral vision; Lucy Lippard, who interviews her; and curator Viki D. Thompson Wylder, who offers a fine essay on Chicago's oeuvre. Sackler's book covers Chicago's most important works and presents the new and potentially very influential interview with Lippard; it is recommended along with Lucie-Smith's Judy Chicago: An American Vision (2000), which contains plates of larger scale and is written by a well-known critic with access to the artist and her studio. Recommended for large and university collections. Mary H. Bruce, Cutler Memorial P.L., Plainfield, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Beautifully designed and printed in a square format, this book is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of Judy Chicago at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. Controversial yet pivotal to the feminist art movement, Chicago is finally receiving her due as a successful artist. Art historian Edward Lucie-Smith introduces the book with an essay on Chicago's place in contemporary art. The most engaging chapter contains an interview with art critic Lucy Lippard, repeating a historic 1974 interview published in Artforum. The topics include comparisons of art audiences, feminism, the art world, and the museum field, ranging from the original interview to the current one. The artwork reproduced in 100 full-color illustrations span a 40-year overview of her work, beginning with early prefeminist work during the 1960s. It next moves to her controversial feminist icon of the 1970s, The Dinner Party. The Birth Project, Powerplay, and Holocaust Project series are also included, taking the reader up to Chicago's most current work. A biographical text and complete bibliography round out this book, making it the definitive book on the artist. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through professionals. A. Calluori Holcombe Kansas State University

Table of Contents

Elizabeth A. SacklerEdward Lucie-SmithViki D. Thompson Wylder
Forewordp. 4
Judy Chicago: A Moral Visionp. 6
Entering the Culture: Judy Chicago Talking with Lucy Lippardp. 10
1 Early California Years: 1964-1971p. 22
2 Breakthrough Years: 1972-1975p. 28
3 The Dinner Party Years: 1974-1979p. 44
4 The Birth Project Years: 1980-1985p. 68
5 The Powerplay Series: 1983-1987p. 78
6 The Holocaust Project Years: 1985-1993p. 88
7 The End of the Century: 1993-2000p. 108
Judy Chicago: The Courage of Singular Convictionp. 116
Complete Bibliographyp. 131
Catalogp. 141
Indexp. 144