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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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RA 1.328 (Restricted Access)
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This represents 1 of 8. Each limited edition artist's book is presented in a custom-designed wooden box in a black velvet hand-sewn draw...

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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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141.06
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Graphic novel set on two airplanes and in detention at Los Angeles LAX airport. It recounts absurd exchanges about love, sex, celebrity...

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Author: Oakley, Be
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141.08
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Collaborative publication examining various forms of failure (personal, public, political) as a boundless form of creative potential, paying...

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141.12
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Quarterly publication that uses journalism, historical research, and art to document Lousivilles' African American community in the wake of...

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141.15
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Art book which explores, through collage, archival images, and contemporary photographs, the Black experience of driving in America over the...

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141.17
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"'Foot Work,' 2020, artist's book, coil-bound with 3-color Riso prints, laser printed transparencies, and handcut gel covers. 42 pages, 8.5...

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141.23
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Selected collage works by Ray Johnson that span multiple stages of the artist's works during his almost forty years of friendship with...

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Author: Flatland
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141.28
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Book produced by Chicago studio and artist's space Flatland using the format of historical Old Farmer's Almanacs to examine the 'feeling' of...

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141.29
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88 Constellations assembles an extensive set of drawings of the modern star constellations as defined by the International Astronomical...

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141.30
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A collection of correspondence over a period of 9 months between Alec Soth, a Minneapolis-based photographer, and C. Fausto Cabrera, a...

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141.37
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"In 1972, Carrión took a single poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and churned it through 44 typographic and procedural permutations, and...

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141.41
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Made over the course of the quarantine due to the COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, Los Angeles based artist Panteha Abareshi documents their...

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141.43
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"A factory in transition from workplace to event venue is haunted by Foucault's ideas of a disciplinary society and the ghosts of former...

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141.45
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Phlogiston is a substance supposed by 18th-century chemists to exist in all combustible bodies, and to be released in combustion. Collection...

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Author: Dawkins, Chad
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142.54
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A risograph-printed poster created during the spring semester of 2020 for the senior class of the graphic design department at the Kansas...

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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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142.15
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Collection of art by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette on the occasion of their exhibition of the same name at Fondazione d'Arte Erich Lindenberg...

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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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142.27
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Third edition of the artist publication ,coma, titled "cósmica" (cosmic). The work in this issue is described as being inspired by an...

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142.29
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A collaborative book collecting artwork created based on a set of instructions, printed on the front cover, to draw a walk based on four...

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142.33
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Portfolio of four prose and poetry pamphlets by the poetry collective 4 Brown Girls Who Write. This collection is their first collective...

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142.44
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Book of optical illusions. "In Moirémotion, the motifs are combined to form a visual narrative that is revealed when the static basic image...

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142.45
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A visual glossary of objects collected by the artist throughout their lifetime that have been influential to their personal and artistic...

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Author: Groom, Amelia
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142.49
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Writer Amelia Groom writes an extended essay on artist Beverly Buchanan's 'Marsh Ruins' (1981), an environmental piece featuring large...

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142.51
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A book and a series of fliers and postcards. "Evol/Love is a project in three parts: a billboard series, installation and new publication...

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Author: Green, Renee
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141.51
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"First published in 1994, Camino Road is artist Renée Green's debut novel—a short, ruminative work infused with semantic ambiguity and the...

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141.52
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"Library Excavations is a project and publication series by Public Collectors that highlights and activates physical materials found in...
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141.53
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"Black Art Notes is a collection of essays edited by artist and organizer Tom Lloyd. Originally published in 1971, the book was conceived as...

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141.56
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Poetry journal from Ugly Duckling Presse. "Second Factory showcases work from a variety of poets and artists in each issue. Spotted like a...

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Author: Yu, Wei
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141.78
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Post binding book with extra long, fold-out pages. "'I started adventuring in my dreams.' Since March 2020, the quarantine began, I started...

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Author: Frenken, Jo
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141.79
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Collection of Risograph art. "Magical Octopus is a collaboration between 20 RISO print lovers: artists, graphic designers, illustrators...

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141.80
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A Risograph printed comic about the artist struggles with dealing with social anxiety. The Japanese sewing binding adds additional folds to...

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Author: Tripp, Sarah
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141.84
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Perfect bound, black-and-white book. "'Guitar!' describes the contours and conditions of writing – interrupted, in flashes, or in restless...