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.
"Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach's work has previously dealt with com... Read more
Recorded in 1999. Prepared piano piece composed by John Cage and interpreted by Steffen Schleiermacher. The recording is accompanied by a text in German. Library has copy number 48 in an edition of 99...
"An AbeCeDary of Our Times" by Laurie Spitz and Amee J. Pollack is a magic cube (8 x 8 x 8 cm.) that references alphabet blocks. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with a word to sugges... 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
Arana is a morality tale adapted from the story 'The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This twisted story is about a girl who disobeys her parents and goes... Read more
A collection of 61 original postcard-sized drawings, prints and paintings utilizing various artist's thumbprints requested by Don Celender.; Contributors include Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, John Balde... Read more
A collection of ten maps and essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. Inherently politi... Read more
"Attache is three booklets inserted into a gray, rubber stamped envelope (19 x 27 cm). Part one, At-a-boy Attache is meant to be a bomb in the leather club chair, a brownish-golden parachute for... Read more