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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.
This series of artists' books were produced as an outlet to process trauma. The repetitive actions of knitting, producing the same movements over and over, provided access to a different form of... Read more
Pop-up book with stitched thread design on front cover, and found historical images throughout book. Housed in cardboard box with found image mounted on lid. Text in English and Russian.;"Let Me... Read more
Book of white and blue pages with a hole ripped in the middle of each, decreasing in size, with navy blue threads crossing over each hole to create a web. The title is taken from a poem by Cuban autho... Read more
Found and collected photographs paired with poems that tell the story of a little girl who asked too many questions and was diagnosed with the disease 'confusive.' Red thread is embroidered... Read more
A collection of photos documenting the phenomena of people removing unwanted items from their cart at the grocery store and “returning them” to the shelf wherever they happen to be. Photographs were t... Read more