Home Search Exhibits Intro FAQs


Work >>Edition(s) >>Object(s) >>Images


1

Production Narrative

by B. Freeman

JAB - The Journal of Artists' Books (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 fifty articles, reviews, and interviews by forty 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 15 is the catalogue for the exhibition Book Unbound, curated by Cathy Byrd and held at the Dalton Gallery, the McCain library and the Bradley Observatory on the campus of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia. Jab 15 was printed at Nexus Press on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper, a neutral pH, acid-free, premium printing paper designed for maximum longevity. Approximately 1,600 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.

JAB15: 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 “Notes from the Publisher and The Atlanta Book Prize” ; author - “Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman” (artist's statement written with Johanna Drucker);
author “Notes from the Publisher and The Atlanta Book Prize” ; author - “Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman” (artist's statement written with Johanna Drucker);


Mary Brown Bullock

type: other

role:
author “Message from the President”


Cathy Byrd

type: other

role:
author “Book Unbound: Curator's Statement”


Marvin Sackner

type: other

role:
author “The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry”


Ruth Sackner

type: other

role:
author “The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry”


Ruth Laxon

type: other

role:
author “Ruth Laxson” (artist's statement)


Emily McVarish

type: other

role:
author “Emily McVarish” (artist's statement)


Berwyn Hung

type: other

role:
author “Berwyn Hung” (artist's statement)


David Horton

type: other

role:
author “David Horton” (artist's statement)


Miranda Maher

type: other

role:
author “Miranda Maher” (artist's statement)


Tom Williams

type: other

role:
author “Tom Williams” (artist's statement)


Michelle Shauf

type: other

role:
author “Michelle Shauf'” (artist's statement)


Jo Anne Paschall

type: other

role:
author “Nexus Press”


Laura C. Lieberman

type: other

role:
author “The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking”


David Laufer

type: other

role:
author “David Laufer” (artist's statement)


Mark Amerika

type: other

role:
author “Mark Amerika” (artist's statement)


Stephanie Ognar

type: other

role:
author “Stephanie Ognar” (artist's statement)


Marcia R. Cohen

type: other

role:
author “Marcia R. Cohen” (artist's statement)


Steven Moira

type: other

role:
author “Atlanta College of Art Library”


Byron Clercx

type: other

role:
author “Byron Clercx” (artist's statement)


Charles Hobson

type: other

role:
author “Charles Hobson” (artist's statement)


Felicia Rice

type: other

role:
author “Codex Espangliensis: Felicia Rice, Enrique Chagoya, Guillermo Gomez-Pena”


Geoffrey Hendricks

type: other

role:
author “Geoffrey Hendricks” (artist's statement)


Carol Barton

type: other

role:
author “Carol Barton” (artist's statement)


Anne Beidler

type: other

role:
author “Anne Beidler” (artist's statement)


Tennessee Rice Dixon

type: other

role:
author “Tennessee Rice Dixon” (artist's statement)


Johanna Drucker

type: other

role:
author “Johanna Drucker & Brad Freeman” (artist's statement written with Brad Freeman)
author “The Evolution of Books”


type: unknown

role:
author “Checklist: Featured Artists”


Karen Tauches

type: other

role:
artist Interior and exterior cover design


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Nexus Press

place: Atlanta, GA

dates:
publication: 2001-00-00 Spring 2001

edition size: Approximately 1600 copies

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 printed on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The interior and exterior front and back covers were designed by Karen Tauches. The exterior front cover features an abstract computer collage of translucent color blocks and blobs and deconstructed book materials and content including thread and type . A round typewriter key motif is used for the “JAB 15” portion of the title and “BOOK unBOUND” is typeset in a Roman face. The exterior back cover contains the exhibition origination and location information: “Agnes Scott College - The World for Women”; “The Dalton Gallery, McCain Library, Bradley Observatory”; “141 E. College Avenue, Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia 30030, 404-471-5361.” The interior front and back covers echo the collage motif from the front exterior cover but incorporate significantly more text - both the artists' names and selected content from the works in the exhibition. They are printed in black and white.

color: yes Exterior front cover is printed in color.

Content

pagination: paginated 32 pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

JAB - The Journal of Artists' Books (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 fifty articles, reviews, and interviews by forty 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 15 was printed at Nexus Press on Dulcet by Monadnock Paper, a neutral pH, acid-free, premium printing paper designed for maximum longevity. Approximately 1,600 copies. Editorial board - Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman, Cynthia Young and Janet Zweig Publisher - Brad Freeman