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Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

The Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461) is published twice a year, once in Spring & once in Fall. Published, designed and printed by Brad Freeman. Printed at the Center for Editions, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. The text paper is Mohawk Superfine, the cover is Mohawk Vellum. Edition size is approximately 500. 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.

Critical Analysis

by B. Freeman

Design Features

typographic: Overall, the text is presented in a two-column format with traditional use of font size and weight to call attention to particular passages within the articles; however, there is a large, overprinted, independent verse spanning the even pages.

imagery: Contains drawn and collaged artists’ pages. There are photographs of three installation pieces discussed in Brad Freeman’s article.

graphical: Traditional two column format with illustrations and illustrative photos. There are also artists’ collage pages.

JAB11: The Journal of Artists' Books

Agents

Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
binder
designer
photographer
printer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States

location:

dates:
birth: 1951-01-23


Brad Freeman

type: initiating

role:
artist interior front and back covers and Artists' Page on p. 24
author "Interview with Betsy Davids" (with Johanna Drucker)
author Review of "Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books catalog and exhibition


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author "Interview with Betsy Davids" (with Brad Freeman)
author Reviews of Dave Hornor's Teach Your Children to Tell Time, Joan Lyons' Twenty-Five Years Ago, Keith Smith's Book 184 and Scott McCarney's Far Horizons


Richard-Gabriel Rummonds

type: other

role:
photographer picture of Betsy Davids, interior front cover


Catrina Marchetti

type: other

role:
photographer images of Betsy Davids' and James Petrillo's Books & Changes (1978-81), pp. 4-5 and Betsy Davids' Dreaming Aloud Book Two (1989), pp. 7, 9.


Tara Hyland

type: other

role:
author “Creative Meaning-making: Reading the Bookworks of Lise Melhorn-Boe.”


Christian Bök

type: other

role:
author “(Book)^2” (artist's statement)


JAB

type: other

role:
author “Anton Würth”


Marianita Amondio

type: other

role:
photographer - Emerson Gallery installation view “Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books.”


Buck Downs

type: other

role:
artist your welcom (1999), featured on interior back cover


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB, 324 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06515

place: Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Editions

dates:
publication: 1999-00-00 Spring, 1999

edition size: approximately 500

Measurements

horizontal: 8.5 inches closed

vertical: 11 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: saddle stitching (AAT)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

general description: Pamphlet with offset printed text (Mohawk Superfine) and cover (Mohawk Vellum) pages.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The exterior front cover features two hands, entering from the right, holding up eleven fingers - five on the top hand and six on the bottom. JAB11 is printed at the top of the page over a red, green, yellow, and black colored area evocative of spray-painted strips. The back exterior cover continues the spray-paint motif with the number eleven placed in the center of the page. The interior front cover contains a table of contents and a photograph of Betsy Davids. An e-mailed poem by Buck Downs is centered on the back interior cover.

color: yes The exterior front and back covers are in color.

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

JAB was founded in order to provide a forum for lively debate about artists' books and their contents. We have published more than forty articles, reviews, and interviews by thirty different authors since 1994. The wide range of opinion and depth of writing has made JAB ana indispensable resource for practitioners and scholars interested in the growing field of artists' books. Interviews and reviews of work of the following book artists, organizations, and people in the field have been published: (this is a partial list) Janet Zweig, Helen Douglas, Telfer Stokes, Steve McCaffery, Joan Lyons, Cathy Courtney, Nexus Press, Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Enrique Chagoya, d.a. levy, Gilles Peres, Bill Burke, Shawna Dempsey, Thomas Gunter, Anne Moeglin-Delcoix, Phil Zimmermann, Johanna Drucker, Clifton Meador, John Eric Broadus, Laurel Beckman, Paul Zelevansky, etc. The Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461) is published twice a year, once in Spring & once in Fall. Published, designed and printed by Brad Freeman. Printed at the Center for Editions, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. The text paper is Mohawk Superfine, the cover is Mohawk Vellum. Edition size is approximately 500.