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.
Illustrations and text by Elizabeth Khong examining the concept of a museum. "The museum is a zoo. The museum is a cemetery. The museum is a backdrop. The museum is a qualifier. The museum is a b... Read more
An accordion-style book, with text and illustrations by Jialing Sun." "The story is about a long day. It begins at morning and ends at night, and the same morning would happen again like a c... Read more
"Pathways In Education is an experimental alternative high school here in Chicago, and the Ashburn chapter made a zine with a variety of student contributors. Art, advice, and speaking one's... Read more
"Series of mini-comics drawn from films and television programs featuring the titular subject. Each issue is folded from a single page, and contains an informative title plate [issue #, source, y... Read more
"The accordion structure opens to reveal peaceful nature images paired with Brecht's frustration words before the seemingly unstoppable advance of wrongdoing in the society of his times. As... Read more
"This accordion book combines an array of black and white photographs with a 15th century Spanish ballad. Both words and imagery concern themselves with the immense pain and tiny joys of imprison... Read more