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 8
title note: On the masthead it says, “JAB 8, Fall, 1997, ISSN 1085-1461" [B. Freeman]
born: United States
publisher: Place Center for Editions
publication history: This issue of JAB was imageset and printed at the Center for Editions, Purchase College SUNY, Oct. 1997. 600 copies. [B. Freeman]
artists' books (LCSH)
experimental fiction (LCSH) Article by Janet Zweig, “Ars Combinatoria and the Book.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Didier Mathieu, “Flagrant Delit: The Books of Bernard Villers Edition Remorqueur.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Pattie Belle Hastings, “Cosmological Wit: The Books of Ruth Laxson and Press 63+.”
visual poetry (AAT) Article by Thomas Gunther, “Essential Aspects of Subculture Periodicals in the GDR and their Place in Cultural History.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Johanna Drucker, “Profile/Interview: Cathy Courtney.”
Feminism; Article by Laurel Beckman, “The Problem with Role Models: Contextualizing So Cal 1970’s FemArtBooks and the Matter with Contemporary Practice.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article about Phil Zimmerman, the cover he designed for Jab 8, and the processes employed in its creation.
small press (local)
related works: Raymond Queneau’s Cent mille milliards de poemes and Yours for the Telling; Marc Saporta’s Composition No. 1; Emmet Williams’ Sweethearts; John Crombie’s Only Connect, Womb to Tomb, and SO; Alfredo Jaar’s A Hundred Times Nguyen; Bernard Villers’ Bleu and Ode/Edo; The artists’ books of Ruth Laxson; the periodical Entwerter; Phil Zimmermann’s Long Story Short. [B. Freeman]
manuscript type: other
location: call number: AOB 40, Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.