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 pair of earrings made from discarded aluminum cans, with an image of a box with a leaf and fruit on one side, and a quote on the other, reading "Life is more than clothes and food but a leaf co... Read more
Short texts and excerpts, cut from art history books are collaged onto blank pages, all with a cut-out in the dimensions of a square plastic box containing a plaster model of an ear. Box has to be rem... Read more
The book contains six reproductions and one original photograph. "In this calm yet emotionally charged photographic narrative, Japanese artist Mayumi Lake traces her family history back some 60 y... 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