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.
Flag book with accordion spine. "A biographical narrative about my mother, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage. As a child, she aspired to be a nun, as it was really the only lifestyle she kne... Read more
"A humorous, silkscreened collection of images and anecdotes by a former waitress. Housed in a printed paper folio, the three accordion books visually and verbally describe the plight of the wait... Read more
Inspired by a traumatic brain injury suffered by the artist's brother in 1985. The book combines fractured images and texts drawn from medical literature about head injury with personal photograp... Read more