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.
"Meltwater Paradise is a record of beauty as found in the winter landscape during the early months of 2014, along Lake Michigan in Chicago. The work references geology, the Sublime and drawing as... Read more
"This book is playfully based on an aspect of the AWARE Study: (Awareness during Resuscitation) an attempt to scientifically document out-of-body experiences during cardiac arrest. A small percen... Read more
"On February 26, 2012, a teenage boy named Trayvon Martin was walking home in the rain, chatting on his phone with a friend and eating skittles. Then he was killed. The ensuing media frenzy gave... Read more
Reproductions of found objects that were part of an exhibition at SAIC's Flaxman Library. "The Flaxman Library presents a selection of curious oddments gathered over a period of more than 20... Read more
A pair of earrings made from discarded aluminum cans, with an image of a box with a leaf and fruit on one side, and a quote on the other, reading "Life is more than clothes and food but a leaf co... Read more
"Scrapper truck photos, taken at the Kingsbury street scrap yard and around town., Chicago, IL 2003-05" -- T. p.; Board book with images printed on one side of a continuous strip, 12 x 200 c... Read more