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 photobook documenting the lives of two neighboring towns in Mexico, testing the charged image of a country as presented by the media and popular culture.; Spiral-bound on all four sides, to al... Read more
One-of-a-kind book. Pages are paired and should be turned in twos, per the artist's instruction. Every other layer is a scan of the artist's sketch book, short text fragments reprinted onto... Read more
This book of photographs documents the artist's extended family members who have immigrated to the United States from Mexico or are first-generation American citizens. The artist carved a unique... Read more
This book contains chronological photographic portraits of men named David, ranging between the ages of 1 and 75.; It was published in conjunction with the exhibition "A Portrait of David and Rel... Read more
"A unique, made-to-order hand-made, hand-embroidered pouch containing several different discs selected at the time the pouch is filled. The listener is encouraged to play the discs simultaneously... Read more
Loosely based on the Hopi myth of Spider Woman as the creator of all people who will guide the Hopi into the fourth world, often seen as the Grand Canyon. Spider merges from the images and stories of... Read more
"The book is hand sewn. Each dryer sheet [once discarded from dryer use] was ironed and carefully folded into what became each page. I wanted to make a book that was created not to hold words, bu... Read more