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.
"American Beauty is an artist's investigation into those icons of popular culture wading in politics, religion, decadence and sex. This book commemorates and pokes fun at those who have fall... Read more
'The Unclosable Closure' is a mail art project developed over the course of four months. This work is a collaboration between Kris Allen and her ex-boyfriend Jon Brown. Letters and objects w... Read more
"A mail art project that arrives as five different postcards in succession. The recipient also receives a special envelope and small poster. The work draws connections between the Midwest of the... Read more
A limited edition magazine featuring a collection of original artistamps housed in black folder. Also has a postcard and a sheet describing the zine.; Original concept by Picasso Gaglione and Darlene... Read more
The portfolio contains 10 postcards with images of different kinds posts.; Held in a brown paper wrapper with inscription written in pencil, addressed to former Art History professor Bob Loescher:... Read more
The portfolio is the result of a collaborative project by students of Clifton Meador at Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts in the Fall semester of 2006. Participating artis... Read more