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.
The artist records the movement of bus rides by pointing pen on papers and recording the vibration while the bus is in motion; "sitting still sensing trembling involuntarily in motion, free my pe... Read more
A collaborative project by Chicago Book and paper artists to benefit the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the John M. Flaxman Library of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Partici... Read more
Four-hole Japanese style stab binding with fore edges folded; sewn with brown linen thread; boards covered in red cloth; letterpressed cover title in soft black on ivory paper (8 x 3.5 cm) inset. Blac... Read more
The majority of the text is written as a watermark into the paper, using black over white pulp. Text consists of a stream of consciousness of laying (dying) in a hospital bed.; Limited edition of 700... Read more
"... 326 copies of which 26 are signed and alphabeted"--Colophon. Illustrations are on double leaves. Covered in sailcloth, fastened with twine laced through grommets and tied with a sailor... Read more