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.
"This work could be described as both a pataphysical bookwork and Wittgensteins legacy. I attack the physical conventions of standard book form. The text/images (graphemes) were created by cuttin... Read more
This correspondence piece is a letter from Drew Mattot to Elisabeth Howland. Includes a gold and silver ring. Illustrations are relief wood cut, and the writing is pen and pastel. Pamphlet with a cove... Read more
This mixed-media book contrasts a real estate description with the harsh reality of homelessness in the East Village of New York City. The book contains a stamp, a baggie with a cigarette butt and a r... Read more
Part of the Visual and Critical Studies Department's thesis exhibition at the Alogon Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; "The 3 US military medical kits containing Vivarin, Robitussin, strobe lights,... Read more
"North Drive Press is an annual non-thematic art publication, originally conceived as a mobile group exhibition. Each issue contains interviews, texts, and multiples from contemporary artists... Read more
7 glass vials filled with lead, gold, pollen, chalk, matches, iron and poetry printed on a roll of paper. Housed in a plastic container and wrapped with a corrugated piece of paper. Library has no. 10... Read more
This piece includes a box stamped with the artists name, 4 leaves with the poem Die Skythen printed on them, and an object created by Jannis Kounellis. It was created for an exhibition held at the Sta... Read more