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.
Two books based on Amnesty International reports on civilian atrocities carried out in Saydnaya Prison in Damascus, Syria. Book 1: "Red Building, White Building, Execution Door" are images d... Read more
"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
Accordion folded strip filled with collaged texts and images from newspapers. This book is housed in an envelope made from collaged magazine pages and nylon netting. Text in English, French and German... Read more
"Motherwell is a journal dedicated to the intimate exchange of ideas and the primacy of publication as object. In an age when the internet is rapidly becoming the principle site for young writers... Read more
"This book is a compendium of much of my work as an artist-in-residence for the City of Chicago from October 1, 1977 until October 1, 1979... the focus of my activity has been environmental sculp... Read more
Rubber stamping to instruct the viewer on how to use the tiny light bulb on a string "in case of emergency." Plastic box containing 1 instruction sheet, 1 light bulb and thread. Limited edit... Read more