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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 artist and editor Philippe Karrer. Each issue is dedicated to a young artist and their work, exploring character, surroundings, everyday life, inspirations and ideas. Melanie B... Read more
Smyth sewn book of illustrations and text and a cassette with music, both contained within binder's boards. Published by Edition Riannon, copyright 1988. Text in German, English and Chinese. Them... Read more
"This book features a paper towel text block bound to a cardboard cover. The design and sequence of the pages were intended to develop during the work process. The first printing forms were blue... Read more
In this work, artist Danh Vo presents objects, documents and artefacts against the background of the specific history of Kunsthalle Basel. Reminiscent of an archaeologist or a collector, Vo creates an... Read more