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.
"This publication, itself a reversed object, retraces Tarek Atoui’s multidisciplinary interventions, events, concerts, and workshops that condensed into The Reverse Sessions, a project that unfol... Read more
Handmade book, with silk paper, spun wool, spun cotton, and spun camel. Each page has hand-sewn illustrations and text from thread.; "My own narrative is important to the work I make. In the same... Read more
"[A] collection of 12 scores written by Udita Upadhyaya. Each score is written as love letter, a witness, a gift of permission to another Chicago artist. Each book is personalized for the recipie... Read more
Flag book with accordion spine. "A biographical narrative about my mother, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage. As a child, she aspired to be a nun, as it was really the only lifestyle she kne... Read more
Poetry by Louanne Ponder, and illustrations; pictures by P. Michael Grego (Ono) and Carlos Jiminez.; Book is Japanese stab bound with silver thread. Three plastic figurines of ballerinas are wrapped i... Read more
7 illustrated cards and 7 folded illustrated sheets enclosed in a mylar folder printed with title and artist on spine and definitions of undo and undoing on the front. Issued in a plastic case with a... Read more