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.
"My imagery is built through the creation and destruction of photographs and drawings with letterpress, sewing, and attention texture and color-referencing the topography that surrounds us. By co... Read more
"This book was created in 1999 as the world faced the impending Y2K crisis. As the media warned of the chaos to be caused by the turn of the century and digital technologies' inability to ad... Read more
"...features a hybrid prose poem/essay about memory, both the intangible qualities and physiological components. The text juxtaposes scientific theory and fact with personal memories, both fictio... Read more
One-of-a-kind book. Pages are paired and should be turned in twos, per the artist's instruction. Every other layer is a scan of the artist's sketch book, short text fragments reprinted onto... Read more
Loosely based on the Hopi myth of Spider Woman as the creator of all people who will guide the Hopi into the fourth world, often seen as the Grand Canyon. Spider merges from the images and stories of... Read more
"The book is hand sewn. Each dryer sheet [once discarded from dryer use] was ironed and carefully folded into what became each page. I wanted to make a book that was created not to hold words, bu... Read more
"This book tells a tale of high-end trash." Book and box are created using Gucci tissue paper and burlap found by the artist in a dumpster. Yurcisin was attracted to the contrast of the two... Read more