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.
Altered accordion book. In order to construct a different personal narrative, words and phrases were selected and cut out from a book by Shuntarō Tanikawa, a collection of essays titled"Hitorigur... Read more
Series of unbound digital prints inside a hardback slipcase folder. A translucent sheet lays on top of the series with text: "earth to earth/ashes to ashes/dust to dust." Artist used the Tao... Read more
Takashi Homma's photographic practice involves challenging conceptions of photography, composition, and ways of seeing. There are 25 cover designs with screen-printed lettering, each a randomized... Read more
A survey of work by Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto. Born in 1957, Yamamoto trained as an oil painter prior to discovering photography. The book includes both individual photographs as well as sh... Read more
40 of wonderfully textured surrealistic still lifes in a format designed for presentation. Introduction by Peter C. Bunnell, text "Fragments for Michiko Kon" by Kohtaro Lizawa. Issued in a c... Read more
Designed by students in the Typography and Book Arts class 2007 at Scripps College in consideration of Zaum poetry, as developed by Russian avant-garde artists such as Iliazd from 1913 onward. Images... Read more
A cycle of three audio CDs by Carsten Nicolai with tracks based on digital storage files where texts, images and graphics are translated into raw audio data. Recorded 2002-2004 at Raster-Noton, Berlin... Read more