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.
"Swatch booklet chronicling the rise and fall of the fur empire, where the typography and fur become more luxurious and then more generic, symbolizing the fall due to animal activism. The text of... Read more
Box, glued together like puzzle pieces, replicating a suitcase or trunk. Inside are 12 slates of wood laser-cutting text and illustrations of the physical and emotional baggage one carries during thei... Read more
"La Segunda Conquista," or the second conquest, is a sculptural response to the history of colonialism and the conquest of the Aztecs by the Spaniards. The artist illustrates Catholicism by... Read more
2016 Holiday card by Gwen and Peter Norton, consisting of a wooden tangram created by Gabriel Schama. Users can play with and re-arrange the eight laser-cut pieces, each of which has been intricately... Read more
"A spectrum of emotions towards life within a city alongside 35 hand illustrated cityscapes."--From the artist. Coptic bound series of text and illustrations housed in laser cut wooden cover... Read more
This book takes the form of a game in which the reader must decode a series of 13 hieroglyphic tablets with the assistance of keys. What unfolds is a story of an empire whose map was as large as the c... Read more