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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 and once in Fall. 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.

imagery: Features images of and from several books discussed (see related works) in addition to several artist's pages.

graphical: Traditional two column format with illustrations and illustrative photos in addition to several artist's pages.

JAB14: 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
author Review of Riding 1st Class on the Titanic by Nathan Lyons
designer
printer
publisher


Seana Biondolillo

type: other

role:
artist front and back exterior covers


Andrea Goldman

type: other

role:
artist artist's pages, pp. 2-5


Karen Schiff

type: other

role:
author “Topics in the History of Artists' Books: Tristram Shandy's Original Marbled Page.”


Sue O'Donnell

type: other

role:
author “Conversations with Miranda Maher.”


Christian Bok

type: other

role:
author Valuveula
artist Valuveula


Matt Liddle

type: other

role:
author artist's statement


Lois Martin

type: other

role:
author “Artists' Books at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.”


Diana McClintock

type: other

role:
author “Don't Judge a Box By Its Cover: The Logic of Lisa Hart's 'Book Art'”


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB

place: Nexus Press, Atlanta, GA

dates:
publication: 2000-00-00 Fall 2000

edition size: approximately 700

Measurements

horizontal: 8.5 inches closed

vertical: 11 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: saddle stitching (AAT)

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

general description: Pamphlet with offset printed text and cover pages on Mohawk Superfine.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The exterior front and back covers are color (primarily red, green and blue tones) collages created by Seana Biondolillo. The front cover has an arm and fist extending from the edge with JAB14 in childlike handwriting extending across it. Imagery incorporated into the collage includes a child's face, a medical needle, a bullet, a serpent and the text, “we slip away” and haunted. The collage continues around to the back cover where the images include a young boy holding up his fist, another arm, more serpents and the text, “little by little,” “whispers in the dark,” “mississippi2mississippi3mississippi4…” and “invisible enemy. The interior front and back covers are black and white photographs taken by Brad Freeman. One is a close-up of a girl laughing and the other is a wide angle of a plane flying through a cloudy sky.

color: yes The exterior front and back covers are in color. In addition, page six features two color images of the original marbled page from Tristram Shandy.

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. Editorial Board - Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman, Cyntha Young and Janet Zweig Publisher - Brad Freeman