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Project Statement

by B. Freeman


JAB was founded in 1994 in order to encourage lively and serious debate about artists' books. Our mission is to develop the field of artists' books by means of critical discourse and creative exploration of the intersections of book arts, artists' books, poetry, photography, experimental literature, and other book related creative endeavors. As a forum for the study of artists' books, JAB publishes articles, reviews of artists' books and exhibitions, and commentary on conferences as well as other book arts-related activities. JAB also documents current activity through interviews with artists, showcases creative work in the form of artists' statements and artist-designed pages, inserts, and covers.

Journal of Artists’ Books JAB

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, “Edition One, Volume 1, Spring 1994, $2.00" [B. Freeman]

Agents

Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
binder
designer
photographer
printer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States

location:

dates:
birth: 1951-01-23


Publication Information

publisher: Place Interplanetary Productions

dates:
publication: Spring 1994

publication history: note: (A) Approximately 400 copies of JAB (vol 1, no. 1) were printed on Mohawk Superfine at Soho Services, 69 Greene, New York 10012 [B. Freeman]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
other

subject:
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Brad Freeman, “Artists’ Books / Book-Like Objects”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Joe Elliot, “Reviewing the Subway as a Book”

themes: [B. Freeman]

content form:
journals (AAT)
collage (local)
non-fiction (AAT)
experimental text (local)

publication tradition:

small press (local)

related works: Janet Zweig’s kinetic sculptures including Invention and Revision (1991), Mind Over Matter, and The Liar Paradox (Oliver North Mobius); The book works of Janet Zweig, Keith Smith, Dick Higgins, Adrian Piper, Felipe Ehrenberg, Richard Prince, Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, AA Bronson, and Raymond Foye [B. Freeman]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: call number: AOB 40, Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.