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Project Statement

by K. Shewmaker

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.

JAB6: The Journal of Artists' Books

Brad Freeman

title note: Cover identifies as J.A.B. Numero 6 [K. Shewmaker]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States of America

birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: Brad Freeman

publication: 1996-09-23

publication history: Approximately 700 copies were printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Editions in 1996. [K. Shewmaker]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)
visual poetry (AAT) Interview with Steve McCaffery
political art (AAT) Review of two exhibitions
photographs (LCSH) Review of The Silence by Gilles Peress

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

publication tradition:

small press (local)

related works: The books of Steve McCafferey eg. Rational Geomancy: The Kids of the Book Machine; Emily McVarish's Wards of Obsolescence (Review of); Gary Richman's Outbound Gowanus (Review of); Gilles Peress' The Silence (Review of); Gail Rebhan's Mother/Son Talk (Review of); Sam Kash's Surf Goddesses: Beauty Meets the Beach (Review of) [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.