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.
“A collection of excerpts from art manifestos which accomplishes a double function: on the one hand it speculates on the form of the manifesto and on the other actually takes form as a Manifesto. In o... Read more
Translated as “Brute Force,” this comic without text uses a non-representational and ambient approach, depicting narrative through abstract landscapes.; Color scheme range from blue to purple which at... Read more
An exercise of decontextualization and deformation of signs used in the shorthand alphabet specific to Civil Engineering.; As a group, they form a collection of abstractions with a binary color scheme... Read more
A collection of illustrations of birds from Argentina.; Their scientific names are placed as a preface.; They are depicted in their natural habitat, yet the artist takes liberty in their color schemes...
A collection of text and images on the usage and symbolism of the wooden crate in Mexico.; Its first usage in the nahualt culture situates the object as carrier of personal items. Now, the wooden crat... Read more
A collection of six fold-out posters that speaks on the Drug War declared in Mexico in 2006, which generated violence that surpassed current wars being fought at the time.; Using the Mexican national... Read more
“Four booklets by activist scholars and practicing artists that explore creative responses to the oppression of the dominant economic paradigm. Katherine Gibson, political economist and feminist descr... Read more