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Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

JAB12 is entirely dedicated to the exhibition, “Experimental Narrative and Artists' Books,” Foster Hall Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, September 5, 1999 to September 30, 1999. It contains statements by the artists whose work is feature in the exhibition and catalog. The Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461) is published twice a year, once in Spring and once in Fall. Published and printed by Brad Freeman. Printed at The Center for Editions, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. This issue was not designed by Brad Freeman. Cover type designed by Chris George. The text paper is Mohawk Superfine. Edition size is approximately 600. 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.

JAB12: 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:
author -“Curator's Note,” “ Dedication to Todd Walker 1917-1998) and “Nova Reperta: New Inventions and Discoveries” (with Johanna Drucker)
photographer “Dedication to Todd Walker”


Leslie Koptcho

type: other

role:
author “Turning the Page: A Celebration of the Arts of the Book”


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author “Experimental narrative and Artists' Books,” and “Nova Reperta: New Inventions and Discoveries” (with Brad Freeman)


Telfer Stokes

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Philip Zimmerman

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Helen Douglas

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Bea Nettles

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Judith Mohns

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Francois Deschamps

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Clifton Meador

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Janet Zweig

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Clarissa Sligh

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Gary Richman

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Ruth Laxson

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Helen Douglas

type: other

role:
typographer type on cover


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB

place: 324 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515; Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Editions

dates:
publication: 1999-00-00 Fall 1999

edition size: Approximately 600

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 pages.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The exterior front and back covers features type designed by Chris George and identify the publication as JAB12 Experimental Narrative & Artists' Books. The type is burgundy over a forest green background. The interior front and back covers are filled by an abstract, light green pattern.

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

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

The Journal of Artists' Books (ISSN 1085-1461) is published twice a year, once in Spring and once in Fall. Published and printed by Brad Freeman. Printed at the Center for Editions, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. This issue was not designed by Brad Freeman. Cover type designed by Chris George. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. Edition size is approximately 600.