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.
Xerox copy of the complete Kaftra writings (1971), which was digitally scanned, reversed, and rebounded as the original mirror image of its self.; Book was produced for SAIC Deep Storage Class in 2004...
"Here the elided majority of the words of Heinrich Böll's story Murke’s Collected Silences do not form a lacuna in the place between end and beginning, but are notionally somewhere in the sp... Read more
A facsimile of an altered book with collaged and cut-up pages, discovered by artist Peter Stoffel. The work plays on the inter-connectedness between artist, viewer, and subject. Text in English and Fr... Read more
The artists John LaFalce and Drew Matott altered books left as religious and nationalist propaganda in lean-to shelters while hiking through New York State. This book is a burned copy of the Book Of M... Read more
The artists John LaFalce and Drew Matott altered books left as religious and nationalist propaganda in lean-to shelters while hiking through New York State. This book is a burned copy of the US Consti... Read more
A collaborative project produced as part of the class, "Studio Stuff: The Paradigm of Collecting" held at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fall 2009, taught by Jerry Bleem. Starti... Read more
"Be True is one of the many books that Gary Goldstein has altered over the last eight years. Only the dedication and the title page of the original volume are left unchanged"--Preface.; Repr... Read more
Altered version of the first two chapters of: Number : the language of science : a critical survey written for the cultured non-mathematician by Tobias Dantzig.; Original text lined through to create... Read more
Altered accordion book. In order to construct a different personal narrative, words and phrases were selected and cut out from a book by Shuntarō Tanikawa, a collection of essays titled"Hitorigur... 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 work consists of an erasure of all images and ornamental texts from the February 2014 issue of National Geographic, leaving only the copy-text, typically left unread by the readers of the magazine... Read more
The book documents Paul Chan's monumental project Volumes, a series of more than 1,000 paintings made out of dismantled book covers and the texts that complement each painting. "I began dest... Read more