The Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room (Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection + Archives) will be closed 7/15-7/19 due to unforeseen maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. To make an appointment for the following week, please email email@example.com
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.
"Of Simple Men: Operation - Maintenance - Parts is the machine manual as artist book, a critical component of the kinetic sculpture and performative installation pieces, Of Simple Men. The book a... Read more
Taste Our Voodoo documents the creative partnership between American songstress, poet, writer and actress Lydia Lunch and French experimental sound artist and turntablist Philippe Petit across a doubl... Read more
Reproductions of twelve tintype photographs inspired by the artist's home life. Images are inkjet printed, the text is LaserJet printed. End paper and cotton rag covers are handmade.; Library has... Read more
"This book embodies that country Ghana trying to reach out to the youth that have left and decided not to come back because of the conditions waiting for them back home. Ghana calls out to its yo... Read more
“Tem (meaning ‘to complete’ in Arabic) is part history, part make believe. Every culture has creation myths that explain how the world emerged. This story is one of the forgotten deities of the pre-Is... Read more
"A wordless comic that tells the story of a nightmare about mushroom people using soft shapes, colorful clouds, and wavy lines to convey the sense of a dream scape.; Fabric cover resembles the te... Read more