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.
Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1970s & 1980s by Brandon Johnson is an ode to an idiosyncratic print subculture that arose in Chicago just prior to the digital age... Read more
“A collection of excerpts from art manifestos which accomplishes a double function: on the one hand it speculates on the form of the manifesto and on the other actually takes form as a Manifesto. In o... Read more
“A book on the effect of reading Harald Szeemann's 1969 catalogue of ‘When Attitudes Become Form.’ A Bao A Qu is a legendary creature described in Jorge Luis Borges's ‘Book of Imaginary Bein... Read more
“An elemental suite [of] four sound pieces based on the four cardinal directions.”--From the publisher.; Part of a body of work by the artist called “Rhythmajik” which “reformulates the mystical tradi... Read more
An exercise of decontextualization and deformation of signs used in the shorthand alphabet specific to Civil Engineering.; As a group, they form a collection of abstractions with a binary color scheme... Read more
The debut album by artist and psychoanalyst Vanessa Sinclair and Swedish artist and occultist Carl Abrahamsson.; A collaborative conjuring composed of 9 readings of cut-up texts mixed with sound and m... Read more
The sophomore album by this ‘magickal’ duo consisting of underground film legend Kenneth Anger on theremin and visionary artist Brian Butler on guitar and electronics.; A transmission of heavy sonic r... Read more
Written by Louis Jargow and Suzahn Ebrahimian, illustrated by Lauren Moran, designed by Blaine O'Neill.; "E//O is a contemporary poetic retelling of the Eurydice and Orpheus myth--a memory o... Read more
A collection of illustrations of birds from Argentina.; Their scientific names are placed as a preface.; They are depicted in their natural habitat, yet the artist takes liberty in their color schemes...
A personal meditation on two locations: Monhegan, in Maine, and Malecón, in Havana, Cuba.; Handwritten text in English (Monhegan) and Spanish (Malecón) on a fold out map.; Published books under earlie... Read more