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.
Pop-up book with stitched thread design on front cover, and found historical images throughout book. Housed in cardboard box with found image mounted on lid. Text in English and Russian.;"Let Me... Read more
Found and collected photographs paired with poems that tell the story of a little girl who asked too many questions and was diagnosed with the disease 'confusive.' Red thread is embroidered... Read more
A printed version of the zine workshop on June 25, 2016, hosted at Bombadil Books in Chicago. The author discusses: zine cover tips, tips and tools for binding and production, where to find supplies,... Read more
A collection of work by artist Francisca Silva, short poems, statements, and illustrations formatted as phone memos.; Translated by Eric Rosencrantz. Features a long afterword by editor Stephanie Rebo... Read more
Vile magazine was published between 1974 and 1983 by the mail artists Anna Banana and Bill Gaglione. The inside contents featured an array of works from mail artists in different countries, texts and... Read more
"These are messages from beyond. For some reason, about ten years ago I began to receive messages from dead men about their perceptions of the afterlife. From them I have determined that the Grea... Read more
"This book is comprised of large woodcuts of water imagery. Carving wood became a key component. Material was a consideration, as wood is a primary element in constructing a house. Spending the t... Read more