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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.

JAB4: The Journal of Artists' Books

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, “The Journal of Artists' Books, JAB4, $5.00, Fall, 1995” [K. Shewmaker]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States


birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: JAB

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]

Aesthetic Profile


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.”

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

publication tradition:

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]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: call number: AOB 40

note: Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.