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 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
"Pathways In Education is an experimental alternative high school here in Chicago, and the Ashburn chapter made a zine with a variety of student contributors. Art, advice, and speaking one's... Read more
"Part memoir, part treatise, part collage and experiment, Krista Franklin’s Under the Knife is an excavation; a dig at the sites of the construction and demolition of the poet/artist’s selves.... Read more
"The accordion structure opens to reveal peaceful nature images paired with Brecht's frustration words before the seemingly unstoppable advance of wrongdoing in the society of his times. As... Read more
"This accordion book combines an array of black and white photographs with a 15th century Spanish ballad. Both words and imagery concern themselves with the immense pain and tiny joys of imprison... Read more
Book created by students in the Summer 2018 Flexible Art Worlds class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The book serves as a record of the classes' process of examining, cultivating,... Read more