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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.

JAB16: 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:
publisher


David Laufer

type: other

role:
artist front and back exterior covers


Mandy Mastrovita

type: other

role:
artist interior front and back covers
author “Low-Tech Media chicanery as a Means of Cultural Resistance.”


Aaron Disner

type: other

role:
artist Artist's pages, pp. 2, 19, 20, and 27
designer
printer


Uwe Warnke

type: other

role:
author “The State of Things: Free and in Flux - Book Art in Germany at the Beginning of the 21st Century,” “Zum Stand der Dinge: entokommen, d.h. in Bewegung. Die Situation der Buchkinst in Deutschland am Beginn des 21. Jhs.”


Schuldt

type: other

role:
author “Words on Shapes” (artist's statement)


Charles Alexander

type: other

role:
author “Simple Harmonic Motions by Hank Lazer & Ink-A! Press”


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: JAB

place: Nexus Press, Atlanta, GA

dates:
publication: 2001-00-00 Fall 2001

edition size: approximately 500

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 pages and cover on Opus Dull.

format: pamphlet (AAT)

cover: The exterior front and back covers were created by David Laufer and feature an altered computer keyboard. The letters on the keys have been replaced primarily by images resembling icons and clip-art and include a walking wedge of cheese, a hot pepper, and a broken heart. One key has been removed and replaced with a chocolate petit four. JAB16 appears horizontally over another four. Mandy Mastrovita's abstract imagery, evocative of extreme close-ups of offset printed black ink over a luminous orange and red background, spans the interior covers.

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. Editorial Board - Aaron Disner, Johanna Drucker, Brad Freeman, Mandy Mastrovita, Cyntha Young and Janet Zweig Publisher - Brad Freeman