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.
JAB4: The Journal of Artists' Books
title note: On the masthead it says, “The Journal of Artists' Books, JAB4, $5.00, Fall, 1995” [K. Shewmaker]
born: United States
publication: 1995-00-00 September 1995
publication history: If everything goes as planned, JAB4 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, September, 1995. Design, etc. by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo. [B. Freeman]
artists' books (LCSH)
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Janet Zweig, “All Dressed Up With No Place To Go: The Failure of Artists' Books.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Johanna Drucker, “Critical Necessities.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Phil Zimmerman, “A Few Observations.”
artists' books (LCSH) Articles by Brad Freeman, “Interview with Joan Lyons - August 2, 1995, Rochester, New York,” and “Rambling Rant: Travels, Video, Typophiles…Books?”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, “A Mass Produced Product of High Order.”
artists' books (LCSH) Review by Renee Riese Hubert, “Bertrand Dorny at the Musee Pompidou.”
artists' books (LCSH) Letter to JAB from Clive Phillpot.
street art (AAT) Article by Clifton Meador, “Hatch Show Print.”
small press (local)
related works: Deiter Roth, Snow (1970) and 246 Little Clouds (1976); Conrad Gleber, Chicago Skyline (1977); Carolyn Meili, Ten Minutes (1994); Ruth Laxson, Wheeling (1992); Steve McCaffery, The 2nd Panel (1970-1975); Sonia Sheridan, Pearl (1971-1974) and facsimile transmission of foot (1973); Joan Lyons, The Gynecologist (1989); the works of Bertrand Dorny; Darren Wershler-Henry, NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs (1997); works by Hatch Show Print [K. Shewmaker]
manuscript type: other
location: call number: AOB 40
note: Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.