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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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103.43
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"Poemotion is a lighthearted and playful book object. Perception is bound to our senses, and what we see is always a mediated object. In...

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103.44
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"Poemotion is a lighthearted and playful book object. Perception is bound to our senses, and what we see is always a mediated object. In...

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106.10
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"Lake Michigan (42)" features fragments of an image of Lake Michigan frozen over alongside abstract shapes composed of the image's digital...

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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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106.25
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An assortment of existential questions paired with naïve pencil drawings.

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106.07
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"Luminous Flux" is a handmade book of photographs by Todd Diederich.; Theories of conspiracy and perception guide his perspective of the...

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Author: Lukas, Alex
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1.13
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The book presents photographs, drawings, and concrete sculptures the artist placed outdoors. Many drawings of the book were inspired by the...

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107.92
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"Photographs of the Madagascan town Diego Suarez. In 2003, whilst riding his motorbike home from Le Grand Circle Diego casino one evening...

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108.22
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Two small "tunnel" books, constructed from layers of cut paper, depict a small fox in a forest. The artist aims to bring out the child in...

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108.36
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Exercises to Free the Tongue features poems and text by Molly Tenenbaum and visual art by Ellen Ziegler. "Illuminated with historic images...

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108.40 (Storage)
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Photobook of self portraits by the artist, often with others, as an exploration into identity and belonging and a study in self-searching...

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Author: Kelly, Clare
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108.41
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A compilation of color photographs taken between 2007–2014 by Los Angeles-based photographer Clare Kelly. Includes essay, On Intimacy, which...

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111.19
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Poetry and prose published in conjunction with a 2014 exhibition at SAIC's Student Union Galleries; edited by Collin Pressler. Explores the...

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111.02
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"Assignment No. 2 is a visual document inspired by the writing of Michael Nelson, an inmate serving a 25 to life sentence in San Quentin...

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Author: Lloyd, Kelly
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111.29
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This book consists of a series of brochures with phrases and photographs seemingly chosen at random. A loose theme of racial identity holds...

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Author: Bare, Bjarne
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111.31
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This book consists of a black and white photograph of the ocean, water and shoreline cropped in different ways to form new images. "The book...

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111.04
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"The gift—profound freedom can be found in the gift. The gift is a release of energy with no expectation of returns or profits. This action...

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112.22
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The Shape of Spilled Milk' is a book of short stories and poems "covering a variety of moments–from reflections on the intimacy of romantic...

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Author: Perry, Pat
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110.40
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"In 'Drawings About Black Holes,' Illustrator Pat Perry meditates on the various dark spots that we all deal with in our daily lives and in...

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116.36
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Black and white comics. "As packs of wild dogs roam through a quiet city, a man and his driver Harold wait outside a luxury hotel. When...

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116.44
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This book began with a box of found photographs of mushrooms from a flea market, most likely taken by an amateur photographer as notes for...

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114.23
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Collection of 12 mini-books housed in a white portfolio case. Photographs feature images from Rio, including various scenes around the city...

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115.01
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"A series of tense and violent short stories, intertwined to form a narrative whole – a collection with a twisted narrative structure that...

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Author: Harmel, Aziza
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12.97
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A concept created by Aziza Harmel and Doreen Mende, where they set up interviews with no particular aim other than to open a space for...

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120.31
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Photographs and illustrations of stones and crystals, interspersed with an alchemy text. "A mysterious and mesmerising exploration into the...

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122.02
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"Working with modest subject matter – domestic items, clothes strewn over furniture and the odd scruffy landscape – day to day (in...

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Author: Major, Megan
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121.72
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"While the rise and fall of the motor city may partially be attributed to its namesake, the automobile is often regarded as the greatest...

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Author: Giamo, Crane
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1200.18
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Exploring themes of stutter, repetition as difference, and the interaction between hands and machines, this book juxtaposes written word and...

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Author: Kwon, Yewon
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121.39
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"In an attempt to overcome my fear of dying, I interview my own ghost."–From the artist. Comic navigates questions about the protagonist's...

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120.32
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Inspired by the clichés of contemporary nature photography, the artist approaches and re-works traditional landscape motifs and themes by...

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Author: Mackin, Leah
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125.94
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"Abstracted monochromatic imagery based of photocopied books and documents create a fluid narrative to lead into the smaller, inset booklet...

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RA 2.541 (Restricted Access)
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Loosely based on the Hopi myth of Spider Woman as the creator of all people who will guide the Hopi into the fourth world, often seen as the...

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Author: Ham, Abigail
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RA 2.542 (Restricted Access)
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The work consists of two separate books. One is laser-printed, with gold leaf insert, and contains the textual description of an imaginary...

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Author: Diddie, Megan
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RA 2.496 (Restricted Access)
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"Pollinate/Pollute is a series of ink and brush drawings depicting imagery related to agriculture. Corn, soy, wasps and other flora and...

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Author: Jang, Hyewon
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RA 2.518 (Restricted Access)
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Signed and numbered by the artists, library has 5/14.; Text in Korean.; Small book (weighing 14 gram) is held in cut-out cardboard frame (25...

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RA 2.524 (Restricted Access)
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"A Rigid Poems" is the culmination of Simon Anderson's "The Word as Art" class taught in the Spring semester of 2014 at the School of the...