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.
"This publication offers architects, urban planners and general readers interested in city design and growth a novel approach, a mapping tool that creates a framework for understanding the contin... Read more
The images were extracted or recycled from Spinatsch’s first Book “Brand New Animals.”; In 31 reproductions, the work combines two of the artist’s series, “Sleep” and “Portraits at the Traffic Light,”... Read more
"A special division of the German army called Tarnen und Täuschen (Disguise and Deception) occupies itself with rather curious affairs. The unit is dedicated to the research and development of ca... Read more
Photographs of oil spills on asphalt. The pictures have rounded corners and are surrounded by blank white space. A photographic print of an oil stain is included, and is signed and numbered by the art... Read more
The book examines the many roles an artist can occupy in the postmodern world in satirical ways. Potential roles include painter, alchemist, craftsman, social worker, activist, etc. Each role is accom... Read more
Reproductions of photographs depicting military cemeteries in the North of France. In an essay, the author relates these relatively impersonal photos to his childhood memories of playing in graveyards... Read more