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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.
A collaboration between the poet Michael Blackburn and book artist, Les Bicknell. Part of the exhibition "The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, at Essex University in February 1994. Originally titled... Read more
Part of the Visual and Critical Studies Department's thesis exhibition at the Alogon Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; "The 3 US military medical kits containing Vivarin, Robitussin, strobe lights,... Read more
7 glass vials filled with lead, gold, pollen, chalk, matches, iron and poetry printed on a roll of paper. Housed in a plastic container and wrapped with a corrugated piece of paper. Library has no. 10... Read more
Consists of single page contributions by 32 artists. Printed in an edition of 100. Portfolio bound with a grommet.; Includes work by Anthony Elms, Terrence Hannum, Christian Kuras and Duncan Mackenzie... Read more
"The title comes from ancient China, where at one point scholars were censored by being buried alive, their manuscripts burned. Images are based on photographs of contemporary book burnings.... Read more
"Using the decades of zines produced in association with the various Punk scenes (Punk, Sniffin' Glue, Search and Destroy, etc.) as templates, students in the class produced zines individual... Read more