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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.
A hybrid book that blurs the lines between art and literature, sculpture and books, sensations and readings and where fictions are anchored in the physical reality of the world. Mental voyages, turbul... Read more
Documenting Chicago Millennium Park Project, Jay Pritzker Pavilion's construction from groundbreaking through completion. Using a stationary camera set across the street shooting one photograph e... Read more
ConXion is a box set of ten artists' books compiled in an edition of 50. Individual books in the set include: Connection – a book of short comics and illustrations that "pieces together frag... Read more
"One act play between myself and I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971. [Text typewritten by hand] on Arches text wove, Canaletto Grana Grosso photo slipcover (16 x 13 cm.) and archival pigme... Read more
Quadratic Studies is an LP and optical score by Michael Milano, produced for Threewalls' Community Supported Art (CSA) program in an edition of 40. The work includes one clear plexi 10" reco... Read more