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.
"On the 20th of March 2000, a collection of stories about the moon were gathered in the rotunda of the Bergen Art Museum in Norway. Over the course of a little more than an hour, twenty-four peop... Read more
"In this fork sized tome, Munari plays with the expressiveness of gesture to convey what words alone cannot. The multi-lingual texts parody the explanatory preface."--Printed Matter. Drawing... Read more
As part of his residency and subsequent exhibition at CCA Kitakyushu, Demand replaced a mirror in a bar called Black Label with a cardboard reproduction of CCA's empty gallery space. In the galle... Read more
"42 multiples." Twelve stories translated in and out of eighteen languages by 61 authors. Texts in English, Dutch, French, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Spanish, Urdu, Hebrew, Itali... Read more
Designed by students in the Typography and Book Arts class 2007 at Scripps College in consideration of Zaum poetry, as developed by Russian avant-garde artists such as Iliazd from 1913 onward. Images... Read more
The work is a set of 26 magnet flash cards in an edition of 1,000. Each of the 26 illustrated card presents an image with its name in two different languages. Housed within plastic container. The Rena... Read more
Introduction by William Gibson. Designed by Alan Aboud, Jonathan Ive, and Michael Hodgson. Slipcase (34 cm.) designed by Jonathan Ive. Texts by Paul Smith, Richard Williams, and James Flint. Interview... Read more