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.
"Keraklit über den Kosmos" includes quotes of the philosopher Heraclitus about cosmos in relationship with abstract digital photographs of lights that the artist has taken.; Housed with tran... Read more
"Swatch booklet chronicling the rise and fall of the fur empire, where the typography and fur become more luxurious and then more generic, symbolizing the fall due to animal activism. The text of... Read more
Two companion books consisting of photos and short poems that relate to the moon. "The concept is about discussing the relationship between text and image; to see how the full text, full image, a... Read more
An unbound artist book, using black elastic bands to keep folded pages attached to book. Each sheet is folded with a photograph on one side and text on the other.; "As an attempt at self reflecti... Read more
A comic book zine, text and illustrations by Jialing Sun. The artist "picked some meaningful metaphors from folk tales to create this story, which is about how a little girl grows and makes choic... Read more
4 posters based on photographs taken in China. "The blue sky, red flag, are beautiful images of Chinese new society, but the image is glitched if people take a closer look."--From the artist... Read more