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.
A quilt-bound artist book that is screenprinted on flannel fabric. "This book is my personal guide to building the perfect lawn. Using language/tone taken from magazines like 'Better Homes... Read more
A poem intended to be read by three speakers simultaneously. Consists of four volumes, each mounted on a base that forms a lectern when open.; Issued in case (44 x 44 x 10 cm).; "This is the Cent... Read more
30 image cards, housed in wood enclosure, held in a knotted embroidered napkin. "The Pothi Box is an unbound book of thirty image cards held together in a wooden structure. The box is meant to be... Read more
A series, each a set of 7 sheets telling one story, similar to how a newspaper holds many stories.; "Extras is an ongoing series that became a way to find spaces for images that did not usually f... Read more
An unbound artist book, using black elastic bands to keep folded pages attached to book. Each sheet is folded with a photograph on one side and text on the other.; "As an attempt at self reflecti... Read more
This series of artists' books were produced as an outlet to process trauma. The repetitive actions of knitting, producing the same movements over and over, provided access to a different form of... Read more
Pop-up book with stitched thread design on front cover, and found historical images throughout book. Housed in cardboard box with found image mounted on lid. Text in English and Russian.;"Let Me... Read more