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.
Text by Peter H. Beaman. Book designed by Elizabeth Whiteley. Illustrations by Peter H. Beaman and Elizabeth Whiteley.; This is an unbound book in the form of a deck of playing cards, a novel that can... Read more
"...the tale of the invention of the invention of paradise. A fact that is due to the inspiration of all those who have evoked this paradise and all whose belief in it was so strong that if final... Read more
Conceived as a carefully staged gathering of texts slowly composing a unique, layered narrative, the book develops around a main character presented, like literature, as a corpse to be reanimated ad a... Read more
"Victor Halfwit" is a "simultaneously absurd and tragic tale by celebrated Austrian playwright, novelist, and poet Thomas Bernhard. Combining the darkly comic voice and visi... Read more
Inspired by Buddhism and quantum physics, Crossing Map is a visual score exploring the nature of the human experience and the meaning of time and is illustrated by a series of organic drawings. Each b... Read more
TOC is a multimedia work about time. This visual novel, run from a DVD, is an assemblage of text, film, music, photography, the spoken word, animation, and painting. As noted by the publisher, the des... Read more
The book originates from the artist's passion for Herman Melville's novel and brings together the pleasure of painting with typographic research. The particular format of the book has been c... Read more