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.
Illustrations and text by Elizabeth Khong examining the concept of a museum. "The museum is a zoo. The museum is a cemetery. The museum is a backdrop. The museum is a qualifier. The museum is a b... Read more
An unbound artist book, using black elastic bands to keep folded pages attached to book. Each sheet is folded with a photograph on one side and text on the other.; "As an attempt at self reflecti... Read more
An accordion-style book, with text and illustrations by Jialing Sun." "The story is about a long day. It begins at morning and ends at night, and the same morning would happen again like a c... Read more
"Pathways In Education is an experimental alternative high school here in Chicago, and the Ashburn chapter made a zine with a variety of student contributors. Art, advice, and speaking one's... Read more
"Volume Eleven (flaw in the algorithm of cosmopolitanism) was commissioned for South as a State of Mind #6 (documenta 14 journal #1), edited by Quinn Latimer and documenta 14 artistic director Ad... Read more
"Series of mini-comics drawn from films and television programs featuring the titular subject. Each issue is folded from a single page, and contains an informative title plate [issue #, source, y... Read more
Hand cover bound accordion fold book with images and literature written on both sides of the folded pages.; A personal, intimate survey of the work of Algerian-German landscape architect Kamel Louafi... Read more
Part of a series in conjunction with "Avifanuna : Birds + Habitat," this Spring 2018 pamphlet examines birds that are local to New York City, their adaptations, and survival tactics.; Librar... Read more
Artists at Ox-Bow Schools of Art & Artists' Residency
One sheet folded into book and each page is created by an artist at Ox-Bow School of Art's artist residency.; List of artists: Brianna Rose Brooks, Colette Finney, Donna Myers, Ma.Gabriela Burban... Read more
Tacky Little Pamphlets consists of seven single sheets folded twice to form a single signature. Contributing artists include: Thomas M. Cassidy and McMurtagh. The pamphlets focus on experimental poetr...
"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