The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage, Judy Chicago, 1979, First Edition, HC, VG.

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Chicago, Judy. New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1979.
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 11 1/4" x 8 1/2", 255 pp.
ISBN: 0385145667

Black cloth over board, gilt lettering to spine, minor wear to edges and tips, some foxing to edges of text block, slight tear to bottom front tip, writing in pen to front pastedown, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good black pictorial dust jacket, featuring Judy Chicago's plate "Primordial Goddess" to both front and back, orange and peach lettering to front, white lettering to spine, black lettering to interior flaps, minor wear and tear to edges and tips, closed tears to tail and front [or: 1 1/2" closed tear to tail, 2 1/4" closed tear], some shelf wear and creases to panels, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [7] 255 pp., replete with black-and-white images, some full-color images, illustrated endpapers, Part One "Creating a Work of Art: Five Years of My Life," Part Two "The Dinner Party Talk: Thirty-nine Guests," Part Three "The Heritage Floor: Nine Hundred and Ninety-nine Women of Achievement," Part Four "Welcome to my Studio: The Making of The Dinner Party," Acknowledgements, and Index. Includes a piece of laid-in ephemera: 17" x 11 1/4" 9-page folded booklet on the exhibition "The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from March 16 to June 17, 1979, with an Introduction by the museum's Director, Henry T. Hopkins, text by Judy Chicago, black-and-white drawings of the Banners and Plates, and a small map of the exhibition. From inside dust jacket: "This book is the story behind The Dinner Party: its artistic and feminist aims and the studio process involving over 250 women and men who realized these goals."