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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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101.92 (Storage)
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The Combat Paper Project is a collaboration initiated by Drew Matott and Drew Cameron, involving war veterans, activists and artists. Combat...

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105.55
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"Uniform pairs the lyrics of Mission of Burma's "Academy Fight Song" with historical images and texts from military and promilitary sources...

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105.69
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"Enlarged, found letterforms, cobbled together from two personal, spiral bound journals written in 1984 form an array of interactive...

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105.70
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"Through personal memoir blending the innocence of childhood with the fears of growing up, this bookwork incorporates hand lettering with a...

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105.97
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"This work illustrates a tree as humans normally see it…and proceeds to show the cross sections. This visual poetry deals with the ideas of...

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107.15
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In Ridicule of Spectacle was a performance, drawing session, and photo shoot aimed at bridging the disciplines of art and dressmaking...

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104.31 (Storage)
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A handmade accordion-folded book documenting the publication 'StreetWise' in Chicago. Includes hand-written observations by both vendors who...

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105.02 (Storage)
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Issue 14 consisting of a collection of 17 original pieces by 17 artists. Participating artists include Robert Atkins, Perry Bard, Jo Babcock...

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107.81
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Accordion book of diorama photography printed and glued onto archival paper, with pop-up hand-drawn illustrations.; Housed in four-flap box.

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113.38
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Sheow 1 and Sheow 2 are excerpts from a live improvised performance given by Magpie Music Dance Company at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on June...

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113.45
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Hand-crafted, illustrated book of poetry by Rene Coyra.; The book uses recycled and industrial papers of different colors, textures and...

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110.37
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An alphabet book on the topic of dream symbolism. Library no. 1 in an edition of 2.

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1100.05
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Three Polaroid photographs are cut into the pages of the book. White handwriting on black paper describes the feelings one sister has for...

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115.62
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Assembling magazine. A collection of 29 ephemera in various sizes. Edited by M. B. Corbett. Issued in plastic sleeve.

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Author: Tillery, Val
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115.78
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Folded book with perforated fore-edges, pages gathered and duct-taped to bind. Brightly colored images on both sides of paper with some text...

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115.81
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"The artist's book Ki-da Rilke evolved in relation to the exhibition "Line Wall" by Sung Hwan Kim. In the book, Kim engages with the work of...

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Author: Hanmer, Karen
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113.58
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"An image of the White House deconstructs to represent blunders and evil-doings since the 2001 inauguration."--Artist's web site...

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Author: Hocks, Paula
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118.03
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Handmade book containing photocopies from collages of various images and texts about chairs. Printed in an edition of 25 copies. Library has...

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Author: Laxson, Ruth
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120.26
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Book is housed in a pierced paper portfolio. Limited edition of 50 copies printed. Library has copy no. 35 signed by the artist. Cover title...

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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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122.18
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"The text is a facsimile of Gerald Carson's Garden Diary in which he recorded his thoughts concerning the plant and animal world as he...

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122.21
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Postcards chronicling trip to Province Town. Issue in paper band. Library has no. 49 in an edition of 150.

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121.58
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Each sheet is an edition of the Bananaco news newspaper, dated October 1978 through January 1982. Title from caption on first sheet. Edition...

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Author: Kern, Kate
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RA 2.110 (Restricted Access)
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Unique item.

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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 2.541 (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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RA 2.548 (Restricted Access)
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A collection of printings by various artists, in an edition of 300 signed and numbered copies.

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RA 2.558 (Restricted Access)
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An artist's book contains hand writing, rubber stamp and postage stamp collages. Worn red cover has an altered postage stamp in the center...

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RA 2.506 (Restricted Access)
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"Machine for Living" documents and diagrams a sculpture of the same name built to contain everything deemed necessary for luxurious living...

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RA 2.516 (Restricted Access)
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The work uses a copy of Jen Bervin's Nets (which altered a copy of Shakespeare's Sonnets.) The artist embroidered each of Bervin's...

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RA 2.536 (Restricted Access)
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A study of sleeping positions of the artist herself, her grandmother, and her mother that are all strikingly similar. 3 volumes tied...

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RA 2.537 (Restricted Access)
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"The book memorializes the sled dogs used by Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition to the South Pole. The dogs' names are hand-inked on a...

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RA 2.587 (Restricted Access)
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Original stampings completing the quote "I'm my first ____" with various handwritten endings by the artist. Two artist's self portraits at...

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RA 2.592 (Restricted Access)
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In this piece, the artist copies by hand, word for word, the last chapter of Carl Jung's "Answer to Job" onto individual grains of rice...

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RA 2.611 (Restricted Access)
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Bottoms of bottles are inked, and used as stamps to make prints. Loose leaves issued in folio. A photographic print mounted onto the inside...