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.
Includes work by Qianqian Chen, Yshao Lin, Simran Ankolkar, Allexis Aliaga, Rock Chen, Katlynne Jakobs, Maggie Yi Chun Cheng, Zoey Wan, Minwen Gao, Alex Hayes, Tianze Jiang and Aimée Beaubien.; Result... Read more
As part of a class project, taught by Margaret Carsello in the Spring of 2015 in the Department of Contemporary Practices, the students observed cultural and social signs and codes that uphold patriar... Read more
'The Unclosable Closure' is a mail art project developed over the course of four months. This work is a collaboration between Kris Allen and her ex-boyfriend Jon Brown. Letters and objects w... Read more
Seven hand-painted folders, each containing a typewritten psychological report with an accompanying strip of photo booth pictures and a vinyl 45 record. Housed between metal covers, sewn together and... Read more
"The photographs of Humaliwo Chambers depict a series of interconnected underground spaces, entered through a portal on a hillside in Malibu, California. The various rooms, passageways, and the o... Read more
Twenty-four prints of discarded Christmas trees. The images are symbolic of the inherent dichotomy between holiday traditions and the wasteful consumerism embedded in the season. It is meant to docume... Read more
"This book contains 15 leaves of different materials including the printed leaves. These leaves, plus the covers, can be played in different ways by: striking, scraping, rubbing, engraving, crump... Read more