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 book describes a journey and is a how-to for meeting an echo. Step by step, as the pages' paper gets increasingly darker and the text less discernible, the reader finds themselves getting clo... Read more
Five stories collected by Muriel Underwood from the book: Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods by William T. Cox.; Linocuts by Ralph Creasman.; 200 copies printed. Library has no. 41, signed by both... Read more
Accordion folded strip containing images, words and numbered printed on one side, attached both ends on illustrated paper board covers.; Issued in slipcase.; Library has no. 5 in a limited edition of... Read more
Documents a selection of free-standing columns across Chicago. Photographs are interleaved with text describing each column.; Printed in an edition of 200 at Columbia College's Center for Book an... Read more
" This chap book was hand-set in 14 pt. Goudy Gimbel and 24 pt. Goudy Open and printed on Twinrock Delphi Handmade by RAMS'S HORN PRESS, Chicago, at Artists Book Works, Chicago, on 1 Decembe... Read more
"My imagery is built through the creation and destruction of photographs and drawings with letterpress, sewing, and attention texture and color-referencing the topography that surrounds us. By co... Read more
"The title comes from ancient China, where at one point scholars were censored by being buried alive, their manuscripts burned. Images are based on photographs of contemporary book burnings.... Read more