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.
"Swatch booklet chronicling the rise and fall of the fur empire, where the typography and fur become more luxurious and then more generic, symbolizing the fall due to animal activism. The text of... Read more
Xerox copy of the complete Kaftra writings (1971), which was digitally scanned, reversed, and rebounded as the original mirror image of its self.; Book was produced for SAIC Deep Storage Class in 2004...
Photo negatives scanned and printed, along with text by the artist. "An examination of what happens in the intermingling of bodies with other bodies. Working through the fraught nature of contact... Read more
A part of a larger project, Translations of Faith, where individuals are interviewed regarding their faiths and beliefs." Excerpts features images of some of these interviewees, shot on a 4 x 5 l... Read more
Illustrations and text by Elizabeth Khong examining the concept of a museum. "The museum is a zoo. The museum is a cemetery. The museum is a backdrop. The museum is a qualifier. The museum is a b... Read more
A series, each a set of 7 sheets telling one story, similar to how a newspaper holds many stories.; "Extras is an ongoing series that became a way to find spaces for images that did not usually f... Read more