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Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

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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 over twelve 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.

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Author: Calon, Sigrid
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RA 2.841
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120 compositions of form and color created with eight shapes (based on the circle and square), eight colors (yellow, orange, pink, red, blue...

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RA 2.842
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Experimental book designed and printed at the Falcon Press in Philadelphia, using photo-offset lithography as an art form. A collaboration...

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RA 2.843
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Hand-made book created by taking an existing blank book and altering it with glue, knife, and other means. Creating a permanent open spread...

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142.14
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Collection of white on black artwork, that combine uninterrupted lines and text to create landscapes and cityscapes. ; "A sumptuous artist's...

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142.17
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A book that highlights, gives thanks, and recognizes the vacant homes of Philadelphia, their history, and the lives they once contained...

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Author: Ebner, Jorn
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96.68
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Bilingual "sound art project comprise of 11 compositions and several visual elements. The sound material was recorded in the urban space of...

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Oversize 6.21
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An oversize board book die-cut shaped to resemble the sculpture of Serban Ionesco and featuring images of his sculptures along with a play...

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139.74
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Collection of photographs taken by the artist while traveling the United States by motorcycle. "Shot between 1997 and 2003 while traveling...

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Author: Hac, Bec
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140.79
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Risograph printed, uniquely folded artist book, created for spring midterms at the The School of the Art Institute.; Library has no. 1/14.

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137.89
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Miniature artist book. An abstract line drawing, featured isolated on the cover, is re-contextualized into a variety of illustrations...

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136.85
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""This is what hatred did" is the lapidary phrase that ends Amos Tutuola's novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, published in 1954. Tutuola...

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Author: Smith, Gwen
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Oversize 4.76
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A two volume book collecting artist Gwen Smith's "painted portraits of renowned Black Women. Smith uses selfies to reference each time she...