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.
"Part memoir, part treatise, part collage and experiment, Krista Franklin’s Under the Knife is an excavation; a dig at the sites of the construction and demolition of the poet/artist’s selves.... Read more
To create an active portrait of Lake Michigan, the artist created cyanotype prints at ten Chicago beaches. Butler coated six inch square sheets of paper with a UV-sensitive solution, exposing them in... Read more
Two books based on Amnesty International reports on civilian atrocities carried out in Saydnaya Prison in Damascus, Syria. Book 1: "Red Building, White Building, Execution Door" are images d... Read more
"A collaborative book project by Daniele Vickers and Americo Gariety where we examine our shared religious epistemological shifts, while using repurposed Mormon visual material. These images (and... Read more
"The accordion structure opens to reveal peaceful nature images paired with Brecht's frustration words before the seemingly unstoppable advance of wrongdoing in the society of his times. As... Read more
"This accordion book combines an array of black and white photographs with a 15th century Spanish ballad. Both words and imagery concern themselves with the immense pain and tiny joys of imprison... Read more