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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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102.73
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Color de Hormiga (ant color) is a phrase said when things get critical.; This graphic novel, "tells the story of three old school thieves...

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102.84
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An accordion book with signatures shows a 3D model of a female figure dancing or being contorted alongside text instructing the reader to do...

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Author: Booth, Tara
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102.88
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Sequential instructional painted illustrations of the artist in a variety of situations, in which the mundane is often pushed to the absurd...

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Author: Bowman, Kelie
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103.80
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Colorful and sometimes abstract images of the sky are paired with short texts including poetry, quotes, facts, and observations about air...

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107.93
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Edition of 500.; Short literary narratives alternate with portraits of women in a variety of natural and interior settings.

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107.94
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"'Dom' means house, home, building or household in the Russian language, but the title of the book also incorporates the English meaning of...

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107.97
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A complete transcript of President Trump's address to employees of the CIA, given the day after his 2017 inauguration. The text has been cut...

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107.99
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Cut-out, abstract shapes, some collages on top of others. Each one is composed of squares, depicting what could be maps of sharply divided...

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Author: Véro
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108.45
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Book of collages and drawings by Véro & Jean-Kristau. Double pamphlet gatefold. Text in French.

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108.47
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"Body Shop brings together years of interest in beauty, desire and surface in the United Arab Emirates. The transformative potential...

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108.48
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Series of 10 black and white photographs in a brown paper envelope with Hebrew text. "Zoomwork 3D renderings of various landscapes along the...

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108.52
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UFO Presences' explores the places where UFO sightings have taken place across America: in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and of...

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108.72
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"And, the sage burns" is an original poem exploring the activation of the senses and the relationship between the human body and the natural...

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108.73
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A collection of sourced images, manipulated to remove the crime scene or memorial on a site where a person of color was killed by a police...

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118.32
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Single-spread pop-up book with fragmentary text meditating on a drive.; On the cover is a blind letterpress print of a quote from Erwin...

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117.57
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"A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape. For the photo essay 'Outskirts', Yokota...

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117.60
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"'8:20 in the Lobby' is about living abroad, in Paris, France, during tumultuous times. Torn between the romantic beauty of the city and the...

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Author: Mei, Lee Yun
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12.54
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The artist "draws and traces everyday objects; they fall slowly. They don't smash but heap up loosely, leaning against one and other."--From...

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Author: Mei, Lee Yun
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12.55
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The artist's drawings are "magnified and cropped, showing partial, abstract, and textured details. It is an intimate discourse of an object...

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Author: Computer Duo
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12.60
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"A zine of poetry, inner monologues, and found text tracing the arcs of relationships" in the digital age..--From the publisher. Luiza Dale...

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Author: Leslie, Woody
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12.66
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The book "explores the nature of memory through a series of autobiographical micro-memoirs and poetic typographical constructions. The...

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12.67
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Highly saturated photographs of urban and natural environments, some collaged and labeled with the locale where they were taken. Created by...

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12.77
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"Since 1998, Ingo Giezendanner, alias GRRRR, has been documenting the urban spaces in which he has traveled and lived. Apart from his native...

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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: Hu, Catherine
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12.80
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The book is a "recreation of a mass-produced object," lines of an exercise book drawn in by hand with black, red, blue ball point pen. "I am...

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Author: Zallo, Lauren
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12.81
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"Nice to See You" is the first titled published by Match Books. It is a collaboration between two artists and friends, where they choose...

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12.84
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A work about the relationship between two friends. In diary-style format, it accompanies the two through their coming of age experience...

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12.85
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"Special, Special, Special" uses a die-cut page as closure. Classic "sellers" typography tries to sell …nothing. The cover page references...

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RA 1.319 (Restricted Access)
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The artist interviewed Eastern European, primarily Hungarian, contemporary art professionals - artists, art historians, educators...

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RA 1.322 (Restricted Access)
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An artists' book which functions as documentation of Miami-based Domingo Castillo's artistic output over the last ten years, a collection of...

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Zine 15.21
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"This zine is a complement o the Gary Poetry Project, a year-long series o free poetry writing workshops sponsored by the Calumet Artist...

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Zine 15.03
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"Tough Mary Journal is the Bettys new and improved bi-yearly zine."--From first page. Each zine has a different theme. The theme of this...

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Zine 15.60
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An excerpt from the novel "Mammother," printed before the full novel was available. The full version came out September 2017. The excerpt...

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Zine 14.03
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"Internalized homophobia is a quarter-sized zine I made. As the second photo indicates, it's about the casual homophobias I've experienced...

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Zine 14.33
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The adventures of a kid named Ethan Akiyama.; This project was funded through Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education's (CAPE) SCALE Program.

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Zine 14.04
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The Adventures of Dorrit Little was created by Monica Johnson to capture the story of an average student debtor in the United States today...

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Zine 14.50
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"This autobiographical comic takes you on an adventure through it all. An intimate and witty analysis on public manners, social...

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Zine 14.56
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Glitch patterns made using the Photoshop content aware fill tool on a martial arts instruction manual.

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Zine 14.64
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Book of shapes and symbols corresponding to words.; Library has no. 20 of 30 copies.

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Zine 12.25
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"A slightly informational (mostly joking) little die-cut book about rainbow-colored bunnies who look sweet but can't be trusted."--From the...