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.
"LOST is a box set of ten photography monographs by ten artists. Each artist choose a city that they have resided or grew up, each monograph gives the viewer a slice of their experience and journ... Read more
"In the vanishingly short period of time video rental stores were a part of the cultural landscape, thousands of mom-and-pop shops codified a surprisingly unified visual identity. VIDEOLAND colle... Read more
A publication from the Kiyoji Otsuji Photography Archive, includes prints and nearly all the existing negatives made by Otsuji documenting The 10th International Art Exhibition of Japan (Tokyo Biennal... Read more
A photo book about a first relationship that was thought to last forever. Features documentation of a long-distance relationship enduring hurt, happiness, and uncertainty through social media screensh... Read more
Collage-style art therapy, with news clippings and scholarly texts.; "This artist publication analyzes art therapy's location within a U.S. based sociopolitical context. By juxtaposing schol... Read more
"Much has been written about the glamorous and short-lived New York City punk rock scene of the late 1970s. Less has been written about the second-wave punk scene that followed in the 1980s. Unli... Read more
This zine is a collection of photographed stickers located in Logan Square, Chicago.; "Maria and Jessica Tapia were enchanted by the stickers on poles and other city structures. Some of the stick... Read more