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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.

JAB9: The Journal of Artists' Books

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, “The Journal of Artists' Books, JAB, Spring 1998 ISSN1085-1461” [K. Shewmaker]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States


birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: JAB

publication: 1998-00-00 February and March, 1998

publication history: JAB9 was imageset and offset printed at the Center for Editions, Purchase College, SUNY, Feb. & March 1998. The Text and cover are Mohawk Superfine. Inge Bruggeman letterpress printed the cover in Santa Barbara. 550 copies, approximately. [K. Shewmaker]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Brad Freeman, “General Theories of the Artist Book: Ulises Carrion/El Lissitzky/ Et al.”
artists' books (LCSH) Review by Cynthia Young, “La Symphonie Silencieuse by Jean-Claude Gotting.”
artists' books (LCSH) Review by Gary Sullivan, “No Problem, Brother! By Roy Villevoye and Between the Two by Helen Douglas.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Victoria Sancho, “John Baldessari.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Johanna Drucker, “Books as a Way of Life: Rosmarie & Keith Waldrop.”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Ted Purves, “Contingency and the Ontic Book: Some Readings of an Artist's Book by J.H. Kocman.”

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

publication tradition:
small press (local)

related works: Ulises Carrion, For Fans and Scholars Alike (1987) and Mirror Box (1995); Jean-Claude Gotting, La Symphonie Silencieuse (1997); Roy Villevoye No problem, brother! (1997); Helen Douglas, Between the Two (1997); Catalog from the exhibition, John Baldessari, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Oct 1990 - Jan 1991; John Baldessari, Close-Cropped Tales (1981); J.H. Kocman, Chromotographic Report (1969); Robert Schwartz, Himmel's Lust; Johannes Strugalla, Serge Pey, L'horizon est une bouch tordue; Anne Moeglin-Delecroix, Esthetique du livere d'artiste: Jean-Michel Place & Bibliotheque Nationale de France (1997); Clive Phillpot & Cornelia Lauf, Artist/Author (1997). [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.