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Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

JAB (ISSN 1085-1461) was founded in 1994 with the intention of raising the level of critical inquiry about artists' books. We have published more than forty articles, reviews, and interviews by thirty different authors. The wide range of opinion and depth of writing has made AJB an indispensable resource for practitioners and scholars interest in the growing field of artists' books. Jab 13 was printed at Nexus Press on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper, an alkaline pH, acid-free, premium printing paper designed for maximum longevity. Approximately 600 copies. 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.

JAB13: 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
author “Notes from the Publisher and The Atlanta Book Prize”


Paulo Antonio Silveira

type: other

role:
artist JAB13 cover photo


M Kasper

type: other

role:
author “Presenting Gabriel Pomerand's 'Saint ghetto des prets'”


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author “Falling Into: A Review by Johanna Drucker”


Karen Wirth

type: other

role:
author “In the Space of Blurred Boundaries”


Gary Sullivan

type: other

role:
author “There Goes the Neighborhood”


Sherry Lane

type: other

role:
author “Something Precious - Memory Pods: Ideas Coming into Form - An Artist's Statement”


Chris George

type: other

role:
artist Artist's Pages 20-23


Paul Rutkovsky

type: other

role:
artist Artist's Pages 24-27


Julia Flanders

type: other

role:
author “Book Arts on the Web”


Richard Zauft

type: other

role:
author “Conference Review: 'Book Arts 2000 & Beyond'”


Kimberly Arp

type: other

role:
artist imagery on back page


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Nexus Press

place: Atlanta, GA

dates:
publication: 2000-00-00 Spring 2000

edition size: Approximately 600 copies

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 printed on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The exterior front cover was designed by JAB and features a photograph of building signage that reads JAB, taken by Paulo Antonio Silviera of Porto Alegre, Brazil. In the center of the back cover the number thirteen surrounded by an intentionally poorly offset rectangular color field. The interior front cover houses the table of contents. The interior back cover is a photograph taken by Brad Freeman of Leslie Koptcho fishing on Kimberly Arp's boat.

color: yes Exterior front and back covers are printed in color.

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

JAB (ISSN 1085-1461) was founded in 1994 with the intention of raising the level of critical inquiry about artists' books. We have published more than forty articles, reviews, and interviews by thirty different authors. The wide range of opinion and depth of writing has made JAB an indispensable resource for practitioners and scholars interest in the growing field of artists' books. Jab 13 was printed at Nexus Press on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper, an alkaline pH, acid-free, premium printing paper designed for maximum longevity. Approximately 600 copies.