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.
"In a mood of contemplation, the book unfolds to reveal the first psalm in verse and image, housed in a handmade paper pouch."--Description from publisher.; Woodblock and silk-screen printed... Read more
This accordion book contains an array of small line drawings and illustrations - a mountain, button, eye, pine tree, etc. - repeated over four pages. On three of them, a sheet of waxed Kitakata paper,... Read more
"This laddered fold book ascends as it is read, gradually revealing the essence of a ladder. Text and imagery explore the conflict, challenge, and comfort embodied in this ancient and modern symb... Read more
"This twelve panel accordion-fold book is composed of black and white photographs on alternating black and white dotted background murals. Images of statuary and monuments present a surreal and s... Read more
"A humorous, silkscreened collection of images and anecdotes by a former waitress. Housed in a printed paper folio, the three accordion books visually and verbally describe the plight of the wait... Read more
Inspired by the artist's memory of a younger sister who was born at home. Text is letterpress printed on horizontally folding accordions and attached to the pages of a larger accordion structure... Read more
Die cut paper sculpture, tetratetraflexagon structure, offset, foil stamping. Issued in clear plastic envelope with seal bearing title and author. Accompanying two cards bear publication information a... Read more