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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.
To create an active portrait of Lake Michigan, the artist created cyanotype prints at ten Chicago beaches. Butler coated six inch square sheets of paper with a UV-sensitive solution, exposing them in... Read more
"This accordion book combines an array of black and white photographs with a 15th century Spanish ballad. Both words and imagery concern themselves with the immense pain and tiny joys of imprison... Read more
"The fall 2018 pamphlet is all about the urban environment, rewilding, and the nature/culture divide. How do we build cities that work for people and animals? What happens when you reintroduce pr... Read more
"TRUE TO TYPE has been hand set in Garamont, Bodoni Bold, Egizio Condensed, Univers Bold, Chambord, Europe Bold, Francaises Legeres - and hand printed by the author."--From Colophon. Library... Read more
Pamphlet about the 2016 removal of Louisiana residents due to climate change's effect on the shoreline. Letterpress and linoleum block prints on French Paper Co. paper, folded accordion style and... Read more
Book of white and blue pages with a hole ripped in the middle of each, decreasing in size, with navy blue threads crossing over each hole to create a web. The title is taken from a poem by Cuban autho... Read more