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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.

JAB5: The Journal of Artists' Books

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, “The Journal of Artists' Books, JAB5, Spring 1996” [K. Shewmaker]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States


birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: JAB

publication: 1996-03-00 March 1996

publication history: If everything goes as planned, JAB5 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, March, 1996 - about 500 copies on Mohawk Superfine. Design, etc, by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo. The cover is by Seana Biondolillo & Geoff Meyer. And Sally Gardner cleaned the press. The Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461 is published twice a year, once in Spring & once in Fall. [K. Shewmaker]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Joe Elliot, “Letter from Lower Broadway.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman, “Interview with Simon Cuts and Erica Van Horn.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Johanna Drucker, “Ephemeral as Thought: Didier Mathieu - Sixtus Editions.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Tanya Piexoto, “Report From London.”
artists' books (LCSH) Review by Paul Zelevansky, “Look Who's Talking: Paul Zelevansky Reviews The Portrait Series by Warren Lehrer.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Brad Freeman, “Documentary Photography in Books: A Brief Glance.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Jim Trissel, “The Rise of the Book in the Wake of Rain.”

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

publication tradition:

small press (local)

related works: Bill Culbert & Simon Cutts, Some Notes on Drinking and Driving (1994); Simon Cutts, The Waterfalls of New Hampshire (1994); Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn, companions & menus (1990-1991); Erica Van Horn, Black Dog White Bark (1987); Anne Deguelle, Modeles: Les Conducterus; Edouard Varinel, Conctrusion (1995); Jean Francois Lacalmonte, Le Chant des Sirenes (1995); Warren Lehrer, The Portrait Series; Guerilla Girls, Guerrilla Girls Greatest Hits (1993); Bill Burke, They Shall Cast Out Demons (1983) and Mine Fields (1995); Robert Frank, The Americans (1958); The works of Marta Deike; The works of Gary Sullivan; Tristan Tzara, The First Celestial Adventure of Mister Benzedrine (1916); The works of Seana Biondolillo; The works of Geoff Meyer. [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.