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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.
This book is a response to the Duane Michals' works of photo-sequence.; "The Bread Book is a small booklet of ten leaves, that is, twenty pages if the covers are counted, printed in offset.... Read more
"Consisting entirely of questions, Gregg Bordowitz's Volition is 142 pages of active, mind-bending engagement with the reader, who is led down paths of inquiry involving art, meaning, philos... Read more
"This then is a catalog of work done during 1984-86 while considering that premise. The work also intends to take into account relevant social issues, hopefully without becoming identified with p... Read more
Spiral bound, clear plastic outer cover, inside covers and section leaves die-cut. The Library owns no. 7 in an edition of 50. It is hand-cut and signed by the artist. Postscript written and signed by... Read more
"These drawings answer my imagination of such possibilities. I drew them, also, for the challenge of drawing-but, overall, it was the device of connecting that contributed to the particular image... Read more
Tabloid formatted publication functions as a catalog for an exhibit of the artist's work at the State of Illinois Art Gallery, featuring installations on swastika as a positive symbol used in man... Read more