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Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

This issue of JAB contains a few artists' statements which deal with the conceptual and practical issues around the making of books: Helen Douglas and Telfer Stokes have used the artist book as their primary medium since the early 70's, and Susan Bee, known mostly as a painter and editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G, recently had her book Talespin published by Granary Books. In an interview with the director of Nexus Press, Jo Anne Paschall, we get insights into the workings and history of one of the premier artist book presses. Etc. (from the cover article, “Some Contents”) Future Stuff, Special Thanks & Regrets. There wasn't enough room in this issue for a number of articles and I hope they can appear in future issues - Skuta Helgason's interview, review of Pat Kavanagh's BARK, Tennessee Rice Dixon's work/image submission, etc. The next issue of JAB will have an interview with Joan Lyons, founder of Visual Studies Workshop Press and a lot more. Each issue of JAB gets bigger than the last - more is more. Thanks to Seana Biondolillo for pages 20 & 21. BF made the images on pages 22-27 based on his photos. There were some problems with the imagesetting on pages 30-31. Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Publications (from Colophon on back cover) 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.

Critical Analysis

by B. Freeman

Design Features

typographic: Overall, the text is presented in a two-column format with traditional use of font size and weight to call attention to particular passages within the articles; however, there is a large, overprinted, independent verse spanning the even pages.

imagery: Contains drawn and collaged artists’ pages. There are photographs of three installation pieces discussed in Brad Freeman’s article.

graphical: Traditional two column format with illustrations and illustrative photos. There are also artists’ collage pages.

JAB3: The Journal of Artists' Books

Agents

Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist
designer
printer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States of America

dates:
birth: 23-01-1951


Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist artist's pages 22-27
author “JAB Journeys Before the Glue Factory Theorizing Production,”
author “Interview with Jo Anne Pashcall,”
author “Boutique Books: Old Genres Re-Packaged for a New Market,”
designer
printer
publisher


Clifton Meador

type: other

role:
author “The Dungeon of the Temple”


Helen Douglas

type: other

role:
author “The Two I's Within the We”


Telfer Stokes

type: other

role:
author “The Why and the How I Make Books”


Susan Bee

type: other

role:
author “Why a Book Is Not a Painting”


Joe Elliot

type: other

role:
author “Back to Basics: 3 Primers from Granary Books”


Seana Biondolillo

type: other

role:
artist Artist's Pages 20 and 21


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author “Notes From JAB International Roving Reporter Johanna Drucker, in Paris at 'The First Artistbook (sic) International' or '1er Salon International du Livre d'Artiste,' December 4, 1994,” and “Johanna Drucker Responds.”


Douglas Beube

type: other

role:
author “JAB: An Identity Crisis”


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB

place: 324 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06515

dates:
publication: 1995-00-00 Spring 1995

edition size: approximately 500

note: Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Publications [K. Shewmaker]

Measurements

horizontal: 8.5 inches closed

vertical: 11 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: saddle stitching (AAT)

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

general description: Pamphlet without cover.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: Cover contains masthead, JAB logo, a paragraph discussing the contents. and the beginnings of the two articles continued within.

color: no

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

Future Stuff, Special Thanks & Regrets. There wasn't enough room in this issue for a number of articles and I hope they can appear in future issues - Skuta Helgason's interview, review of Pat Kavanagh's BARK, Tennessee Rice Dixon's work/image submission, etc. The next issue of JAB will have an interview with Joan Lyons, founder of Visual Studies Workshop Press and a lot more. Each issue of JAB gets bigger than the last - more is more. Thanks to Seana Biondolillo for pages 20 & 21. BF made the images on pages 22-27 based on his photos. There were some problems with the imagesetting on pages 30-31. Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Publications.