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.
"Edgardo Vigo was one of the precursors of mail art in Argentina. In 1974 he edited Sealed by hand , with collaborations of several national artists. With this publication he introduces the discu... Read more
Consists of title leaf, 7 leaves of text and colophon leaf in black 3-ring binder. Text is stamped in red and black and is as follows: "Warning If this note is not printed in red, this artwork is... Read more
Co-compilers: Charles Doria, Robin Middleman, Jude Schwendenwien, and Leslie Holis Soga. Assembling 12 features the work of various artists including 12 Russian samizdat artists. Description based on:... Read more
Accordion folded strip filled with collaged texts and images from newspapers. This book is housed in an envelope made from collaged magazine pages and nylon netting. Text in English, French and German... Read more
"The origins of the civilization of Amorgos (177 km2) are uncertain yet diverse. For one historical datum is generally undisputed: since Roman times and until as late as 1972 the beaches of the i... Read more
Ten sealed envelopes stamped with "DO NOT OPEN" in black ink. Envelopes are spiral bound along their bottom edge so that they may be viewed in a book format. When held up to the light, it ap... Read more