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.
"Made up of original photographs and collages made of appropriated images from a turn-of-the-century illustrated book on the theory of camouflage (Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, G.H... Read more
A series, where collaborative artists create a visual publication full of photographs and manipulated images.; Everything Is Collective (E.I.C.) is an ongoing collaboration between three artists: Jaso... Read more
A quilt-bound artist book that is screenprinted on flannel fabric. "This book is my personal guide to building the perfect lawn. Using language/tone taken from magazines like 'Better Homes... Read more
A oversize archival box, wrapped with faux fur, sprayed with Nasomatto Black Afgano perfume. "This work explores the ways the signifers of animality are used in human--animal self--fashion. The f... Read more
Two companion books consisting of photos and short poems that relate to the moon. "The concept is about discussing the relationship between text and image; to see how the full text, full image, a... Read more
To create an active portrait of Lake Michigan, the artist created cyanotype prints at ten Chicago beaches. Butler coated six inch square sheets of paper with a UV-sensitive solution, exposing them in... Read more
"A collaborative book project by Daniele Vickers and Americo Gariety where we examine our shared religious epistemological shifts, while using repurposed Mormon visual material. These images (and... Read more