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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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103.47
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This work presents xeroxed covers of thrift-store found hardcover books from the artists' personal library. Part of the artist's...

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102.69
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A series of color photographs documenting every Sunday's eaten meals for six months. The empty plates, seed pits, fruit rinds and coffee...

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105.74
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Artist's book with gatefold cover, overlapped pages across each other like exploring tongues, texts bearing on step-by-step instructions of...

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106.21
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Extinct Entities is a project that explores the various histories of Chicago-based art spaces and collectives that no longer exist, engaging...

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106.04
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From the author: "TOUCH is an autobiographical comic on dealing with sensory processing issues as a child. The cover is made with a material...

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102.48 (Storage)
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"Labyrinth is a 44 page montage work created with die-cut elements which can be folded inwards and outwards. It provides the reader with a...

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Author: Ngo, Huong
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109.49
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A catalog of escape pods, protective clothing, and suits that the artist used in performances and video between the years 2004-2006...

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110.20
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In preparation is published monthly by the SAIC writing program. Description based on February issue, 2009.

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Author: Roush, Paula
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108.43
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"A journey through the double vision of migrants' eyes, travelling through a foreign country. Contains photographs by Paula Roush and an...

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115.60
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Booklet housed in envelope.; Text in Spanish.; Produced in an edition of 50.

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115.93
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Photographs of a man interacting with an umbrella.; On recto of Cover: "something to hide behind".

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114.19
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Side-stapled pamphlet on grammar school paper assigns each letter of the alphabet as a road sign to a short interpretive text; includes 1...

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118.47
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"This book reproduces the flags of the forty-five countries of sub-Saharan Aftica together with the flag designed by Marcus Garvey in 1917...

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Author: Miller, Dutes
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118.09
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"Sitting adjacent to one another, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger stitched themselves together from ankle to neck."--Cover.; "Documents...

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118.92
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"Inspired by the Scottish landscape Loch presents 20 roundel vignettes with fine linear renderings of water surfaces, plants, reeds and...

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Author: Schorgl, Joe
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118.25
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An exploration of a combination of comics and music. An imagined narrative, drawn in black and white, involving Donovan Leitch singing,...

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116.64
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"Séquence rurale is a kinetic narration punctuated of icons. These icons reminding us rurality and countryside elements. The book opens like...

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115.41
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A collection of black-and-white photographs.; The book accompanies the exhibition entitled "the anticipation of landfall" held at James...

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117.75
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Part of Roni Horn's ongoing To Place series. "Arctic Circles" depicts photographs of Iceland, portraits of an elderly couple, and film...

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Author: Robles, Wendy
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12.68
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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...

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12.74
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The book plays with the intersection of light and shadow, the flattening of (the book's) architectural space and an attempt to slow down the...

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12.79
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"Exploration of the Body" is a collection of photographs and text fragments, which are printed onto semi-translucent paper so the photograph...

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Author: Godard, Keith
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12.08
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The content of this book consists of the sounds heard while turning pages of different materials.

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120.24 (Storage)
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A facsimile reproduction and transcription of the 1928 travel diary of Virginia Taplady, Ruth Robbins, and Eleanor Zak. Produced by Caye...

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Author: Brett, George
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122.10
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Includes: Act I-Overture, Act II-Entrance, Act III- Climax, Act IV-Denouement. Library has no. 8 in an edition of 20. Signed by artist.

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Author: Day, Lisa
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119.92
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Alphabetical exploration of hateful sayings that read like a short story.; A line on the page moves as the book flipped through.

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119.97
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Color photographs are reproduced on glossy paper; the text is screen printed on fabric; the binding is handsewn. Printed in a limited ed. of...

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120.53
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Collection of railroad jargon with personal notes from the artist in miniature book form. Underwood's father worked the railroads during the...

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126.87
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Post card booklet format.; Accompanying an exhibition at the Saidye Bronfman Centre Museum in Montreal in 1981.

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Author: Monro, Niall
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123.10
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Silk screen prints and collages on plastic pages, cut out window on front cover.; Text by Umberto Eco.; Limited edition of 30 copies...

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125.07 (Storage)
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Using a mathematical lens, the author examines the proliferation of nuclear and radioactive waste.; Edition of 555 copies printed.

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RA 2.105 (Restricted Access)
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"This book is part of the third project of Four By Three, a series of four exhibitions and concurrent artists' residencies in 1980-81...

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RA 2.114 (Restricted Access)
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A collection of mail art and artists archives including Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Ulises Carrion, Zabala, David Zack, Robin Crozier...

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RA 2.122 (Restricted Access)
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"A 20 day walking journey from Dolalghat following the trail to the Everest icefall"; 1,000 copies.