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.
The artist invites the viewer to read her short stories and pass judgment on each character by choosing, and using, the appropriate stamp provided with the work. Emily Reiser adds, "I wanted each... Read more
The artist's self-portrait spans across the translucent pages of a book. Only certain parts of his body are rendered on each page.; Leaves are numbered out of order (12,1,4-6,2,7-9,3) with some n... Read more
'Happiness To Everybody' has been stamped onto a folded strip of toilet paper, mimicking the abundance of slogans and history of propaganda in Vietnam. Part of a multi-faceted body of work u... Read more
This book explores themes of evolution, archival presentation, singular vs. multiple, and records of evidence of 'being here.' The artist incorporates text that is hand-printed from a photop... Read more
Card game with cards typed on a manual typewriter, photocopied onto cardstock. "A packaged card game about Art and Life. Rules are included, but purchasers are encouraged to vary them. Two player... Read more
"Attache is three booklets inserted into a gray, rubber stamped envelope (19 x 27 cm). Part one, At-a-boy Attache is meant to be a bomb in the leather club chair, a brownish-golden parachute for... Read more
A rhyming fairy tale about a genie-bug that is released from a geode to serve Captain Eyser Cutt-Knot on the high seas. The telepathic termite had worked tirelessly carving the captain's wooden l... Read more