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.
Inspired by cartoonist William Steig and his classic book, The Lonely Ones, which pairs line-drawn characters with simple one-liners of internal monologues, Powell made his own version of the theme. Q... Read more
This is a collaborative bookwork project by Group 22 featuring individual works by 22 different artists in a range of media and materials. The contributing artists are: Jacqueline Rapp, Barbara Albin,... Read more
Four different editions of the collaboratively generated work by Kenta Cobayashi and Daisuke Yokota. Cobayashi works almost exclusively by computer, creating digital work. Yokota explores various tech... Read more
83 images of the artist's abstract color photography. Through means of darkroom experimentation, the artist layers sheets of unused large format color film and applies unorthodox developing metho... Read more
Two volumes of Cray's Unique Photo project. The first volume, titled Conversations, is a book of photographs of words "interwoven with inner monologues from an illustrated book from the 1960... Read more
"On January 25, 2011, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets across the country demanding the fall of Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled the country for nearly 30 years. This wa... Read more
Combining found photographs with her own, the artist examines the relationship between historic moments and the present. In her role as an intern, the Imaging Department at the Art Institute of Chicag... Read more