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.
Text by Faisal Mohyuddin, a writer of American-Pakistani origin who describes growing up in Ayodhya, a city sacred to Hindus and Moslems alike. He describes a childhood friend, who, as a Moslem, was m... Read more
Short text laid out over all pages of the booklet with the sequence of letters scrambled in each word. It addresses the result of cognitive studies which proved that the correct order of letters withi... Read more
The texts recall secrets told confidentially, exchanged while sitting around the table. They accompany 9 panoramic photos, all treated in a fashion that recalls one of the first images in photography... Read more
Photographs and text by Gilles Mora in response, and as an homage, to the work of writer Robert Walser and the terseness in it. Includes black and white landscape photographs with one page of text pri... Read more
Loubières begins with a found photograph and gradually replaces the elements of the picture with fragments from classic artworks by old masters; each page features an iteration of the photograph with... Read more