Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist

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Viking, 1996 - Art - 282 pages
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"Anais Nin heralded the first volume of Judy Chicago's autobiography, Through the Flower, as "remarkable" and "invaluable for all women." Now, twenty years on, Chicago takes us Beyond the Flower, lifting the veil of the international public persona she has become since her influential work The Dinner Party, and revealing her very personal struggles as an artist and a woman in late-twentieth-century America." "With the same intense intimacy and unabashed probing of issues of gender, power, and history that characterize her monumental works of art and made Through the Flower a classic in the literature of women and the arts, she asks hard questions about the role of art in our culture. Judy Chicago's contagious and affirmative energy suffuses Beyond the Flower, and this volume will excite and provoke dialogue among feminists, art lovers, and talented women rising through the ranks of any profession - or now taking stock of their lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I was intersted in Chicago's personal perceptions, and the details of her work and life. She knows that her work has not been given the prominence it deserves because she is a woman. I agree with her ... Read full review

BEYOND THE FLOWER: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist

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A confessional from the grande dame of the feminist art movement. This second volume of Chicago's autobiography (preceded by Through the Flower, 1975) is a mixed bag: at once self-righteous and ... Read full review


Chapter One How Judy Cohen Became Judy Chicago
Chapter Two What Is Feminist Art?
Chapter Six Is There an Alternative to the Art World?

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Many consider Judy Chicago one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. The impact of her work extends throughout the international art, feminist, literary communities -- and beyond. Her majestic 1979 installation The Dinner Party is recognized as a masterpiece of the twentieth century. Chicago has authored seven books including Through the Flower. Chicago lives with her husband, photographer Donald Woodman, and their numerous feline companions in Belen, New Mexico

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