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.
"Of Simple Men: Operation - Maintenance - Parts is the machine manual as artist book, a critical component of the kinetic sculpture and performative installation pieces, Of Simple Men. The book a... Read more
Pages bound by a single metal ring in upper left corner. Front and back sheets are laminated. Text fragments are overlaid on photographs of water, making some words appear to be floating and dissolvin... Read more
Series of risograph posters by Kione Kochi and Temporary Services that "explores and celebrates the power and potential of self-publishing. These posters were first exhibited at the 2015 NY Art B... Read more
This book takes the form of a game in which the reader must decode a series of 13 hieroglyphic tablets with the assistance of keys. What unfolds is a story of an empire whose map was as large as the c... Read more
Collaborative work by Melanie Teresa Bohrer and Pablo Vindel, consisting of five handmade abaca, kitakata, and animal intestine papers, stitched with cotton suture and housed in wool felt cover with n... Read more
Series of 8 loose prints featuring altered photographic images with cartoon faces drawn over them and Korean text, housed in a black envelope. The artist describes the work as about "being in a r... Read more