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.
"Stories, essays and interviews from 2001-2011. Inside are issues 19-28 of the beloved and internationally distributed, feminist, autobiographical zine Doris, along with a bunch of never before p... Read more
First published in 1924, it is an anomaly in Arthur Machen's work. The third in a trilogy of autobiographical novels, it chronicles his seemingly futile attempts at writing a fictional book about... Read more
"Part essay, part autobiography, the first book by Japanese filmmaker Daïchi Saïto offers a reflection on the artist's life, career and practice. With a foreword by André Habib, professor of... Read more
"The book chronicles the personal journey of Nan Berger, international activist, writer and editor, and lifelong Communist, through writings, intelligence reports and visual images. Born into a w... Read more
"A semi-autobiographical comic book. The narrative of Loupette, a girl with hypertrichosis [abnormal hair growth all over the body], presents ideas about the mind, sanity and perception, based on... Read more
A compilation of autobiographical and often intimate texts written during a year of social work in Brazil, recounting the author's experience navigating his own identity and sexuality in translat... Read more
Color photographs and poetic text in both Chinese and English; through personal narrative the artist uses his own experience as a gay Chinese man living in the Midwest in order to scrutinize the (mis)... Read more