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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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Author: HIMAA, 1976-
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103.21
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"These illustrations are based on the tale 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde and were created in Tokyo by Masanao Hirayama in 2011. After...

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103.47
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This work presents xeroxed covers of thrift-store found hardcover books from the artists' personal library. Part of the artist's...

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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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101.93
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13 square boards housed in folder within a square, black cardboard case. One describes the geometric order to the lines on each of the ten...

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Author: West, Jordan
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107.35
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"Letters of a Rhetorical Nature" is a collection of conceptual, rhetorical texts composed as short typewritten letters. The letters address...

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102.20 (Storage)
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Set lacks collective title and numbering ; title from slip case ; imprints varies for each booklet. Each booklet consists of 1 sheet (59 x...

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102.47 (Storage)
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The story of one Jewish family, and its surrounding community in Detroit, during the 20th century. The images are a series of photographs of...

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102.64 (Storage)
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Collaborative work by 31 artists including Mark Booth, Jason Dunda, Katy Fischer, Marc Fischer, Andy Hall, Teena McClelland, Deb Sokolow...

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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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107.71 (Storage)
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The Buddha Machine is a small plastic box containing 9 tracks that plays meditative music composed by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian. Text...

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107.86
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As part of WhiteWalls #44 and Academy Records # 016, "Filler" featured compositions and field recordings by visual artists Stephen Lacy...

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Author: Hornor, Dave
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107.89
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"Attache is three booklets inserted into a gray, rubber stamped envelope (19 x 27 cm). Part one, At-a-boy Attache is meant to be a bomb in...

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Author: Mueller, Jeff
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109.81
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Poems by Jeff Mueller; Printed by Kerri Sancomb. Cover title. Self-published in limited edition of 15. Library has number 13 signed by the...

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Author: Hornor, Dave
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109.98 (Storage)
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Nightmares, daydreams and a poem in 5 parts. Includes a band-aid and a tipped-in photograph. Printed in an edition of 200. Library holds...

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109.20
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First edition of the poem 'John Wayne Died Last Winter.' Every cover of the edition is unique. Pomes by Millicent Souris. Photographs and...

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109.36
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Five poems by Simon Cutts paired with drawings by Erica Van Horn.; Library has no. 196 in an edition of 200 copies.

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109.44
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London Concrete (S. Brignell and D. Bowen) make improvised sonic aggregates utilizing plunderphonics, field & concrete recordings...

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Author: Hjuler, K. J.
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109.48
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Sound work by K. J. Hjuler. Two audio tracks, housed in a red tin with the letter "E" painted on the lid.

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1100.04
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Handmade wax paper book. Two wax stained tags attached onto the first page. The two stains continue expanded through the rest of the pages...

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Author: Wagner, Mark
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113.77
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"The story is about librarians who fight over the use of paperclips or staples. The form of the book follows from the content... looking...

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118.27
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The artist investigates elements of protection and security in a post September 11 response, drawing various gadgets and instruments that...

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115.34
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There are 3 known works in this series, each printed in editions of 25. Each Mandala is made with a typewriter with blue-black and red...

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115.50
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Artist Roni Horn performs a 61 minute monologue reading from her River Thames projects.

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117.88
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Selected text from Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" uses every sentence that contains the word terrible in the order it occurred in the...

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122.79
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"This document contains 547 digitized five-second samples of found audiocassette tape gathered in Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL between 1998...

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Author: Kern, Kate
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120.03
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"This book is 48 pages of text and images selected from my one-of-a-kind artists' books - 1986 - 2002 that share an edgy concentration on...

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121.51
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Indian folktale with text printed onto three card board panels, connected by a folded blue piece of silk with six small metal fish sewn on...

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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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121.29
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"This collaboration is part of Book Works : A women's perspective."--Colophon; Text by Katharine Meynell, the images and book design...

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126.72
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Content consists of holes punched into the pages of the book. Blue fore edges and blue end papers.

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125.84
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"Eight embossed plastic reproductions of actual American manhole cover designs from Cleveland, Detroit, Lexington, New York, Pittsburgh, San...

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123.48
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Artist's book containing 3 poems: The Cup of Tea, The Jolly Rover, and The Poisoned Shirt, combining hand-colored illustrations.; "This...

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RA 1.318 (Restricted Access)
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A collection of ten maps and essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition...

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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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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 2.537 (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 2.482 (Restricted Access)
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In 1999 Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades and Hans Weigand purchased an old boat named "Bust Loose" and docked it in the harbor of Hermosa...

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RA 2.483 (Restricted Access)
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"This book has been culled from notes started in the summer of '71, in Rotterdam…"--From the first page. Contains drawings, thoughts...

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RA 2.490 (Restricted Access)
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"This book builds narrative through image and the structure of the object. The continuous act of walking is accentuated and the length of...

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Author: Gardner, Joan
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RA 2.318 (Restricted Access)
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A book of pen and ink drawings incorporating stickers into their composo. Signed by the artist. Library has no. 77 in an edition of 200.