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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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103.54 (Storage)
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One in a six-book series. "Each accordion [box] book is both a linear dissection of time and space on a fictional planet and the creatures...

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103.55 (Storage)
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One in a six-book series. "Each accordion [box] book is both a linear dissection of time and space on a fictional planet and the creatures...

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102.01
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"Nordenström's Swedish poem 'Stav Sten Stod' has been translated into Chinese and transcribed according to spoken pronunciation. Letterpress...

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106.11
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"One act play between myself and I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971. [Text typewritten by hand] on Arches text wove, Canaletto Grana...

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Author: Wu, Yanping
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106.16 (Storage)
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A series of four books based on the artist's paper-cuttings, mingling stories of a little rabbit with the recollection of the artist's...

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Author: Janz, Wes
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106.57
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"A 'leftover' is defined as something that endures as residue or surplus. Synonyms include remainder (rubbish, odd, waste) and excess...

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106.09
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"Repetition and image/text variant as phenomenological events equal to moments unreasoned and discovered. Cover is contemporary media...

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Author: Onnen, Serge
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107.12 (Storage)
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"This graphic novel relates a day in the life of a lucky penny. Celebrated Franco-Dutch illustrator Serge Onnen conceived of this project as...

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107.22
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The project "how to write" is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the gallery and bookshop Wien Lukatsch, Berlin, Germany. The project...

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107.24
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"Michael Comeau's 'The Weight of Prayers' is another of his bootleg superhero comics, this time focusing on Daimon Hellstrom, 'The Son of...

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107.41
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A travel journal bound inside a Moleskine© notebook recording the interactions the author had with strangers while traveling in Brazil. Each...

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107.48
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Move…ment is the fourth issue of the journal …ment, and is dedicated to protest and language. Contributors were invited to formulate and re...

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102.22
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Rectangular-shaped book considers the rectangle in terms of aesthetics, art, politics, and symbolic of divisions, cultural shifts...

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103.67
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Book documenting Palmer's project "Oxygen Bar." "The oxygen bar reproduces in miniature the beneficial cleansing and refreshing effects of...

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103.68
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A collaboration between the writer John D'Agata and the artist Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, this book takes the form of a short story by D'Agata...

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103.77
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"For "Crickets," artist Mungo Thomson has collaborated with composer Michael Webster to transcribe field recordings of crickets from around...

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103.79
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Nicola Tyson is a New York–based British artist known for slyly humorous, psychologically compelling figurative paintings. The book includes...

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104.10
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Poetry composed with a typewriter on canvas paper; text is augmented by graphic patterns. The artist uses text as image and states that the...

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104.44
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This book is a facsimile of a journal by the artist from 1970. The pages are mostly made up of objects or images taped to the page. Examples...

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Author: Craven, Ann
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104.45 (Storage)
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"For ten months from September of 2007 to June of 2008, artist Ann Craven painted more than ninety watercolors of pansies (pensées in French...

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Author: Deschamps, F.
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104.48
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Series of photographs of the artist taken by Malian photographers; each color portrait of the artist is paired with a portrait of the...

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Author: Lukas, Alex
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1.12
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DMM presents photographs, drawings, and installation views the artist created in Philadelphia and Wyoming, influenced by the early winter...

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108.17
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A free monthly newspaper published in Providence, RI, including a comics section featuring comics from regular contributors CF, Mickey...

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Author: Smits, Helmut
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109.33
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The sketch drawings in the notebook 'ideas and thoughts by helmut smits' capture bright solutions and inventions in the conditions of our...

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Author: Coran, Olivia
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112.08
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"Book comprised of a series of twenty screen captures from a YouTube video of a stripper dancing at a gay club, made alongside a series of...

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108.18
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" 'Quality Experience' comprises a group of artists occupying a space between the logical systems of conceptual art and unfeigned...

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Author: David, Pierre
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108.20
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Created while in residence at the Museum of Modern Art in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Pierre David created this skin tone color chart...

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Author: Winston, Sam
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108.28
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Set of three accordion books which contain, to the left of each fold, a story told one word at a time, and to the right of the fold, the...

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111.32
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E-books on floppy disks with a letterpress covers housed in stitched cloth sleeves. Series includes: "The Lost Lost Poems" by Kallie...

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112.23
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"Assembled non-chronologically and sans index, the images collected in this book represent the materials, found objects, studies, references...

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11.06
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Featuring collaged documentation of paintings, handwriting, appropriated material, interviews, email exchanges, and pseudo autobiographical...

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116.18
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The book presents an interplay of voices, legacies, friendships and influences that make up an art practice. Conceived from a period of...

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115.58
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"The story of a man and a spider, eating sandwiches, on the anti-social web"--From the back cover. Porter's work deals with the...

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113.71
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Finite Infinite, like many of Sturtevant's video works, references the endlessly repeating imagery that has become so prevalent in the world...

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118.11
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This book of photographs documents the artist's extended family members who have immigrated to the United States from Mexico or are first...

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115.19
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A study of urban alienation in America. In a haunting, modern-gothic style, it pairs images of people walking alone through nighttime city...

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12.35
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"From the ashes of confusion rises the phoenix of uncertainty. An experimental rewriting of the Western philosophical and political...