The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) brings together over eleven thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other unique 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.
The JFABC digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections, bringing together 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. Follow the directions below to access the collection off campus:
JFABC staff can build a slideshow presentation of artists’ publications based on topics you wish to share with your class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the topics relevant to your class.
Classes working on artists’ publications can request JFABC staff for virtual critiques of your student’s work through Zoom or Google Hangouts. Critiques are available for individuals or groups.
Need help with a book or publication you're working on? Present your work and get feedback. JFABC Staff will continue to offer Publication Clinics throughout the summer by appointment only in a Zoom meeting format. Open to all students and faculty. Please email April at email@example.com for the Zoom meeting code.
JFABC staff are available for reference questions and consultations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFABC Online Resources
Updated LibGuide for Artists’ Book Resources including Material Resources.
Please continue to reach out if there’s anything the staff can assist you with during this time. We may not have the books in hand, but we still have knowledge that can be shared! Any and all questions about the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, its digital collections, or its remote services can be directed to: email@example.com