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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.

JAB7: The Journal of Artists' Books

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, "The Journal of Artists' Books, JAB7, spring, 1997, ISSN 1085-1461" [K. Shewmaker]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States


birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: Place Center for Editions

publication: 1997-03-00

publication history: If everything goes as planned, JAB7 was imageset and printed by Freeman at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, March, 1997 – about 500 copies. Designed by Frad Freeman. The journal of Artists’ Books (ISSN 1085-1461) is published twice a year, once in Spring and once in Fall. Thanks to Pattie Belle Hastings for stripping and plates. [B. Freeman]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH) Brad Freeman, “Interview with Clifton Meador.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Renee Riese Hubert and Judd D. Hubert, “John Eric Broaddus: A Fashioner of Books.”
artists' books (LCSH) Sally Gardner’s review of In the LIFE: Portrait of a Modern Sex-deviant
artists' books (LCSH) Review of Lucy Soutter’s Art Theory Made Me Cry: An Anecdotal Theory Book.
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Alisa Scudamore, “Feminism and the Book Arts at the Woman’s Building, Los Angeles.”
artists' books (LCSH) Ruth McGurk’s review of the Berkeley Art Center’s exhibition, “Science Imagined.”

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

publication tradition:

small press (local)

related works: The works of Clifton Meador; the works of John Eric Broaddus; In the LIFE: Portrait of a Modern Sex-deviant; Lucy Soutter’s Art Theory Made me Cry: An Anecdotal Theory Book; The work produced at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles including the individual projects of Sheila de Bretteville, Susan King, Michele Kort, Rachel Youdelman, Merle Fishman, Sue Mayberry, Suzanne Lacy, and Cheri Gaulke; Works exhibited in Berkeley’s “Science Imagined” including Diane Jacobs’ Card Catalog, Edward Aronow and Marvin Reznikoff’s Rorschach Content Interpretation, Sonya Rapoport’s collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Horizontal Cobalt, Anne Schwartzburg’s Making Space, Leda Black’s Disquisition on Method, Dorothy Yule’s Memories of Science, Mandy Richmond Dowd’s Skull Fractures and Brain Injury, Losa Kokin’s Chemistry, and Jane Starosciak’s Entropy and the Speed of Light. [K. Shewmaker]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: call number: AOB 40, Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.