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.
Tabloid formatted publication functions as a catalog for an exhibit of the artist's work at the State of Illinois Art Gallery, featuring installations on swastika as a positive symbol used in man... Read more
This book documents every sculpture pictured in Albert E. Elsen's Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises. These drawings represent one in a series of attempts by the artist to grapple... Read more
This newspaper take-away was created in conjunction with Cauleen Smith's exhibition The Journeyman held at Threewalls in 2012. The newspaper provides a detailed bibliography of the El Saturn Rese... Read more
The book was 3D-printed on Makerbot replicator 1, sailfish firmware and sliced with Makerware 2.2. The subject matter is derived from 3D scans of sculptures and reliefs found at the Art Institute of C... Read more
Poetry related to botany, accompanied by woodcut prints of different herbs and flowers. Some pages fold out into a larger print and in conversation with the layout of the particular poem they accompan... Read more
This book follows the course of a river through a forest, in the form of a piece of blue, handmade paper that has been collaged into a variety of patterned papers, all of them created through various... Read more