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.
“Written for any urban grower or inhabitant, The Ground Rules: A Manual to Connect Soil and Soul is both a document of The Ground Rules process and a guide to community composting and DIY soil remedia... Read more
A collaborative artist book, each artist tackling a letter in the alphabet: A. Warszalek, B. Richel, J. Busch, T. Borisy, S. Brandt, M. Esposito, B. Metz, J. Balsis, V. Barbush, B. Callahan, J. Shacht... Read more
This zine collects illustrations of two purple creatures interacting with a pink transparent ribbon, symbolizing the “dualities oftentimes associated with cross-cultural experiences — questioning the... Read more
Single-spread pop-up book with fragmentary text meditating on a drive.; On the cover is a blind letterpress print of a quote from Erwin Schrodinger.; Produced at the Art Farm residency in Nebraska.; L... Read more
An accordion book with signatures shows a 3D model of a female figure dancing or being contorted alongside text instructing the reader to do various things.; Book can be read forwards and backwards.;... Read more
In this collection of work from over a decade of Chicago-based MAKE magazine, the editors offer the collective voice of MAKE through selected fiction, poetry, nonfiction and conversation, alongside ar... Read more
The Neo-Futurists are a group of experimental theater writers & performers in Chicago. “Body” is a collections of visual and critical responses from a group that celebrates their creative process.... Read more