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 artist uses “the waterfall flip book form and one loose sheet to visualize” the juxtaposition of two different sounds: that of conversation (jibber jabber) and a heartbeat (lubb dupp). Through typ... Read more
Documenting Chicago Millennium Park Project, Jay Pritzker Pavilion's construction from groundbreaking through completion. Using a stationary camera set across the street shooting one photograph e... Read more
Collaboration between Jia Zhao and Avital Meshi. "A work about the communication between two foreign women. Using cups, strings and body interactions, we invented a new way to communicate. During... Read more
A sequence of images pulled from a digital video installation under the same name by this Chicago-based artist. Imagery combines and collages an image of the human heart with that of different firewor... 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
16 handcrafted books made for the 2002 Chicago Hand Bookbinders Alphabet Book Collaboration; each book signed and dated by the artists including Lidia Vanesco, Leah Mayers, Robert Hanmer, Lisa Beth Ro... Read more