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 New York Testament of our Lord and Savior' is a collection of religious tracts found in the New York City subway system. With each tract’s text removed, the aesthetic decisions made by... Read more
"In Excursion no. 1, I take information concerning an arbitrarily chosen person and go to an arbitrarily chosen place where I attempt to create a relationship between the two while, at the same t... Read more
A book about two men who went missing in southwest Iceland, the biggest and most controversial murder investigation in the country's history, with the highest levels of political power drawn into... Read more
To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of McSweeney's Quartlery Concern, this is a comprehensive collection of what the publisher considers to be the most remarkable work. Drawing on the full r... Read more
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
The result of countless conversations on the activities of Nothing About Us Without Us and the perceived violence in ableism. The booklet came out of an Independent Study Project the artist undertook... Read more
"A research publication on the role of the contemporary artist in society, this book considers the limitations and paradoxes of working within the art world and poses examples of artists working... Read more