Anais Nin and Judy Chicago in the early 1970s

"I will forever be indebted to Anais Nin for encouraging me to write" -- Judy Chicago

Bibliography

Judy Chicago, Author

In addition to a life of prodigious art making, Chicago is the author of numerous books (pictured below). For Judy Chicago’s bibliography, including publications on and about Judy Chicago, as well as articles on Judy Chicago, please click the link below for a downloadable PDF.

 

Complete Judy Chicago Bibliography

Books by Judy Chicago

Womanhouse, exhibition catalogue
Through the Flower (digital reprint); Originally published 1972

by Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro

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Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist
iUniverse, 2006; Originally published by Doubleday & Company, 1975

by Judy Chicago

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The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage
Doubleday/Anchor, 1979

by Judy chicago

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Embroidering Our Heritage: The Dinner Party Needlework
Doubleday/Anchor, 1980

by Judy Chicago with Susan Hill

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Birth Project
Doubleday/Anchor, 1985

by Judy Chicago

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Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light
Viking/Penguin, 1993

by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman

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Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist
Penguin Books, 1996

by Judy Chicago

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Women and Art: Contested Territory
Watson-Guptill, 1999

by Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie-Smith

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Fragments from the Delta of Venus
PowerHouse Books, 2004

by Judy Chicago, text by Anais Nin

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Kitty City: A Feline Book of Hours
Harper Design International, 2005

by Judy Chicago

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Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party
Penguin Books, 2006

by Judy Chicago

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The Dinner Party from Creation to Preservation
Merrell Publishers, 2007

by Judy Chicago

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Face to Face: Frida Kahlo
Prestel Publishers, 2010

by Judy Chicago with Frances Borzello

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Women, Art and Society: A Tribute to Virginia Woolf
The Black-E, 2012

by Judy Chicago

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The Dinner Party: Restoring Women to History
Monacelli Press, 2014

by Judy Chicago

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Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education
Monacelli Press, 2014

by Judy Chicago

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Books About Judy Chicago

By Our Own Hands, exhibition catalogue
Double X, 1977

by Faith Wilding

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Judy Chicago: Trials and Tributes, exhibition catalogue
Museum Press, 1999

by Viki D. Thompson Wilder and Lucy R. Lippard

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Judy Chicago: An American Vision
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000

by Edward Lucie-Smith

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Judy Chicago
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002

by Elizabeth A. Sackler, Editor

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Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist
Harmony Books, 2007

by Gail Levin

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When Women Rule the World: Judy Chicago in Thread, exhibition catalogue
Art Gallery of Calgary and Textile Museum of Canada, 2009

by Art Gallery of Calgary and Textile Museum of Canada

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A Studio of Their Own: The Legacy of the Fresno Feminist Experiment
Press at the California State University, Fresno, 2009

by Laura Meyer and Faith Wilding

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Judy Chicago: And Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin
Lund Humphries, 2012

by Rachel Dickson, Curator, Ben Uri Gallery

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The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970 - 2007
University of Georgia Press, 2013

by Jane Gerhard

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Judy Chicago: Deflowered
Nye+Brown/Foundation 2021, 2013

by Katherine Chan, Editor

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Exhibition Catalogues on Judy Chicago

Selected Essays by Judy Chicago

What is Feminist Art?

“Feminist Art is all the stages of a woman giving birth to herself.”

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Why Study Feminism?

“…women are caught in a cycle of repetition. They go through life experiences that others have had and theorized about without being able to build upon those theories. That is why feminism is important, especially – though not exclusively – for women. Feminism represents a body of knowledge that allows us to break the cycle of repetition and live our lives based upon KNOWLEDGE rather than IGNORANCE.”

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Made in California: Feminist Art Education

Published in Jill Fields

Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists

“One reason for my staunch and abiding commitment to feminism is that its principles provide valuable tools for empowerment, and not only for women.  In my view, feminist values are rooted in an alternative to the prevailing view of relations of power, which involves power over others.  In contrast, feminism promotes personal empowerment, something that, when connected with education, becomes a potent tool for individual and social change..”

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