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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.
"Of Simple Men: Operation - Maintenance - Parts is the machine manual as artist book, a critical component of the kinetic sculpture and performative installation pieces, Of Simple Men. The book a... Read more
Pages bound by a single metal ring in upper left corner. Front and back sheets are laminated. Text fragments are overlaid on photographs of water, making some words appear to be floating and dissolvin... Read more
"Is a set of thought/poems nested in laser light images. The words interact with the images. The images were scanned into the computer and the writing adapted to them. Later, Light Wave Paintings... Read more
"The origins of the civilization of Amorgos (177 km2) are uncertain yet diverse. For one historical datum is generally undisputed: since Roman times and until as late as 1972 the beaches of the i... Read more
"Material Meditation on Mending Al Mutanabbi Street consists of fifteen two-sided loose-leaf prints made from collages constructed from remnants of found books, rubbings from bookbindings and pho... Read more
"Attache is three booklets inserted into a gray, rubber stamped envelope (19 x 27 cm). Part one, At-a-boy Attache is meant to be a bomb in the leather club chair, a brownish-golden parachute for... Read more