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.
Loosely based on the Hopi myth of Spider Woman as the creator of all people who will guide the Hopi into the fourth world, often seen as the Grand Canyon. Spider merges from the images and stories of... Read more
"This book is the result of my experience during SAIC's 2016 India study trip. With attempts at traditional embroidery, I created a collection of journal excerpts. All of the paper was handm... Read more
This book consists of pressed wool felt pages and needle felt illustrations done in the manner of a continuous line drawing. From the artist: "This book is based upon two axioms. Axiom 1: there i... Read more
"Bug Blood explores man's relationship to nature through the lens of the cochineal beetle. Half research and half process description, the author contemplates their use of this creature, the... Read more
Collection of poems and short stories used in artist's previous photographic works and spoken word performances, including materials and fabrics from prior installations and printed work. Explore... Read more
Book includes drawings of unidentified, enlarged organisms. Printed on handmade paper that has been embedded with colorful thread and pieces of fabric. Hardbound with marbled covers.; Created in conju... Read more