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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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101.73
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Close-ups from a found sepia photograph taken at the set of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Rich and Strange."; The reference image, included as a...

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105.92
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"'Journey home' is a visual diary of a series of ritualistic journeys made over a five month period between London Waterloo station and Ryde...

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Author: West, Jordan
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107.39
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"MYTH, or The Artist in Front of His Studio" is an inquiry into the concept of the image of the artist as defined by the architectural...

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107.42
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Featuring black-and-white reproductions of found photographs of both fire destruction and billowing smoke, each book also contains an...

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Author: Deschamps, F.
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102.55
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"... produced in an edition of 100 in December 1999 to exchange with my Book Arts students and to honor their efforts in the course."-...

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110.02 (Storage)
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A book of color photographs derived from pencil rubbings of a model globe. The work combine elements of drawing and photography and explores...

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111.23
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Hand-bound and sewn book containing 14 images documenting different stages of fading in photographs of the artist with his mother. In an...

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11.52
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"A book of twelve reproductions and one original photograph" -- Colophon. Ed. of 500 copies printed. Library has no. 403 signed and numbered...

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11.53
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"A poem by Freddy De Vree and one original photograph by Julien Coulommier." -- Colophon. Printed in an ed. of 500 copies. Flaxman has copy...

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11.54
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"A book of eleven reproductions and one original photograph" -- Colophon. Documenting one of the artist's home town celebrations, the annual...

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11.55
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"A book of twelve reproductions and one original Type C print" -- Colophon. Ed. of 500 copies printed. Library has no. 96 signed and...

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116.12
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This copy includes a four color letterpress print, housed in vellum sleeve; tipped-in reproductions of collages and letterpress printed text...

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118.67
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The book references the artist's 'weed sculptures', made from detritus found in his neighborhood. DVD includes an animation on the...

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Author: Wagner, Mark
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118.85
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Short story about the artist awaking to find a clothing label affixed to his neck. Black and white photo and a cloth tag stitching on front...

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118.16
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2-Ring album binder containing 7 original black & white photographs and 1 sound cassette.; Documenting the artist's live recording in the...

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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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117.54
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"'Wish I were there' combines standard-sized postcards with bonus miniature versions of the same images... The perforated pages contain...

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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: Krims, Leslie
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119.04
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A box of 23 black-and-white photographs in a cardboard box. The photographs depict deerhunters with their kill. Accompanied by an essay by...

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126.99
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A letter printed onto linen handkerchief housed in a paper envelope.

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123.57
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"Lava is the third volume in the work To Place." Published in an edition of 750. 100 copies contains an original signed and numbered...

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123.60
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Artists' periodicals featuring visual poetry, experimental photography, rock music and copy art. Edited by Jim Clinefelter. Description...

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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 2.506 (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 2.509 (Restricted Access)
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Hand cut geometric pop-up triangles, circles and squares, combined with foliage photographs inserted in double leaves and appeared behind...

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RA 2.159 (Restricted Access)
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Two pages fold out to twice their width. Photographs are mounted onto several pages. Cover is bound in rabbit fur; tied with a ribbon on the...

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Author: Millon, Chris
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RA 2.451 (Restricted Access)
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Designed by Ellen Lanyon. Book contains black and white photographs of animals killed on Thanksgiving Day, arranged on the pavement as a...

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RA 2.492 (Restricted Access)
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The pages of the book are printed with a non-silver photographic process.; Stamps and mylar insets are used throughout the book.

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RA 2.303 (Restricted Access)
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Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a series of four pieces. Three are housed in boxes, made of either cardboard, metal or plastic, each with the...

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Zine 15.93
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"Documents the transition of the artist's childhood friend from female to male. As a gesture of caring and also as a way of creating a...

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Author: Sherman, Levi
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Zine 11.82
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"Merger is a collection of corporate portmanteaus. The playful mashups envisage a near future where mergers, acquisitions and corporate...

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Zine 5.68
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"The Real Life Diary of a Young Boy" is an autobiographical zine produced in the late 1990s. The zine addresses growing up as an adolescent...

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RA 2.755 (Restricted Access)
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A portfolio of original work by 20 SAIC students in the Performance Department responding to question of What is Next for Feminism. Foreword...

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RA 3.106 (Restricted Access)
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"'An opera" is a mystery story -- among other things -- in which the object of search, the dot of an i, is presented visually throughout the...

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RA 2.769 (Restricted Access)
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Box of Holiday Art Cards issues by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Commissioned and curated by Lisa Wainwright, with...

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RA 2.817 (Restricted Access)
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6 photo-postcards, each signed by the artist, housed in a brown paper bag. See also "gay Semiotics," call no. HQ76.F53, in the main library...

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RA 2.683 (Restricted Access)
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9 leaves house in folder. Stamps were made with parts of a discarded television, a photograph of which is adhered to the inside front cover...

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RA 2.684 (Restricted Access)
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8 loose leaves housed in folder. Each sheet is marked by stamping with the cork of a bottle of spirits, and by letting a drop of the same...

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Z18.04
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Eight original hand printed collotype images with screenprinted text housed in clam shell box. The gelatin coated aluminum plates were hand...

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Zine Oversize 1.13
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Box containing final zine projects for SAIC's" Punk 101" course, taught and compiled by Thomas Comerford in the Spring semester of 2015...

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Zine Oversize 1.03
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The box containing zine projects created for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) course ARTHI 3813: Punk 101, Fall 2008...

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Zine Oversize 1.06
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"Using the decades of zines produced in association with the various Punk scenes (Punk, Sniffin' Glue, Search and Destroy, etc.) as...

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Zine Oversize 1.07
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Series of ten zine publications, two original handprints (one mounted to box), and one contact strip housed in a screen printed cardboard...