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.
The book describes a journey and is a how-to for meeting an echo. Step by step, as the pages' paper gets increasingly darker and the text less discernible, the reader finds themselves getting clo... Read more
"Apologia (My Apologies) was a multimedia installation exhibited at Gallery 2, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in May of 2006. It explored the dynamics of identity, information encodi... Read more
Hand-bound book of Fluxus-inspired texts created by students in the Spring 2014 'Writing for Performance' class taught at SAIC by Trevor Martin with teaching assistant Lindsay Barlag Thornto... Read more
"One act play between myself and I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971. [Text typewritten by hand] on Arches text wove, Canaletto Grana Grosso photo slipcover (16 x 13 cm.) and archival pigme... Read more
[Aureole] addresses our dependence on praise from others, even if it is superficial or insincere. Throughout the book, readers physically enact this search for false flattery, which is presented as al... Read more
Never The Same is a series of three books, each dedicated to one of the words in the title phrase. On their own, the books form a flip book series, with the word dissolving page by page, relating to t... Read more
A meditation on the shortness of life.; Printed on handmade paper that changes color gradually from white to black is the beginning of the essay "On the Shortness of Life" by the Roman autho... Read more