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.
Small piece includes whimsical, cartoon imagery silkscreened with French and English words and graphics of an industrial nature. Printed on newsprint. Library has no. 58 in an edition of 200, signed b... Read more
Vinyl record and comics, including translated lyrics of the recorded songs in illustrated cardboard wrapper. Performed by Woelv, or Geneviève Castrée. Includes original French lyrics with English, Jap... Read more
Colorful full-bleeds of line drawings and reproductions of embroidery, with text fragments as part of the imagery, some of it reminiscent of religious illustrations, some of it with violent content. T... Read more
A bi-monthly French magazine; each issue includes a CD of music by a single artist, a poster, and other surprises. Issue 18 (November-December 2010) features music by Anne Laplantine ("Tale of Ju... Read more
A comic with minimal text and an abstract narrative about an egg that is found in the mountains and hunted by monsters; text in French with English subtitles. Previously published in the collective Fr... Read more
Comic book that follows the story of a prince and his crystal factory with appearances by monsters, hippies, and princesses; a dystopian tale exploring themes of capitalism and power with text and ill... Read more
Semi-autobiographical graphic vignettes by French architect and illustrator Hubert Sorin. In twelve sections, Sorin illustrates his interactions with friends, other artists, and his lover, American wr... Read more