The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
"Stories, essays and interviews from 2001-2011. Inside are issues 19-28 of the beloved and internationally distributed, feminist, autobiographical zine Doris, along with a bunch of never before p... Read more
Autobiographical comics and drawings by Chicago artist Laura Park. Strips cover topics such as health care and life as a freelance cartoonist. First two issues were self-published by Park, but startin... Read more
First published in 1924, it is an anomaly in Arthur Machen's work. The third in a trilogy of autobiographical novels, it chronicles his seemingly futile attempts at writing a fictional book about... Read more
Depicted within the outline of a coffin, the author tells the story of 12 lovers over the course of her life. Each two-page spread features a depiction of the narrator in the coffin on the left-hand p... Read more
"Part essay, part autobiography, the first book by Japanese filmmaker Daïchi Saïto offers a reflection on the artist's life, career and practice. With a foreword by André Habib, professor of... Read more
"The book chronicles the personal journey of Nan Berger, international activist, writer and editor, and lifelong Communist, through writings, intelligence reports and visual images. Born into a w... Read more
"A reflection on the narrator’s past and their attempts to transform diverse experiences and memories into a continuous visual poem in which the perception of space is a recurring theme. Thus an... Read more