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Project Statement

by B. Freeman

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.

Journal of Artists' Books JAB 18

Brad Freeman

title note: On the masthead it says, “The Journal of Artists’ Books, JAB 18, Fall, 2002, ISSN 1085-1461” [B. Freeman]


Brad Freeman

type: initiating


born: United States

birth: 1951-01-23

Publication Information

publisher: Nexus Press

publication: 2002-00-00

publication history: JAB 18 was printed at Nexus Press, a programming division of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The film for this issue was imageset on the SelectSet Avantra 25S donated by the Agfa Corporation at the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University. [B. Freeman]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)
naive art (AAT) Article by Tom Trusky, “Autism, Physiognomy & Letter Forms: The Faces of James Castle”
artists' books (LCSH) Article by Thomas Gunther, “Singular and Unique – A Publisher’s Subjective Experience with the Untimely Art of the One-of-a-Kind Book”
visual poetry (AAT) Joe Elliot’s Review of, Debtor’s Prison, a book by Lewis Warsh and Julie Harrison
artists' books (LCSH) Letter from Guest Editor, Clifton Meador
serial art (AAT) Review by Clifton Meador, “Pocketbooks: Overview of a Scottish Publishing Program"

themes: [B. Freeman]

content form:
journals (AAT)
collage (local)
non-fiction (AAT)

publication tradition:

small press (local)

related works: The works of James Castle; The one-of-a-kind books of Klaus Zylla, Michael Wurzberger, Debtor’s Prison by Lewis Warsh and Julie Harrison, the Pocketbooks series, co-published by Pocketbooks of Scotland and Morning Star Publications, the works of Clifton Meador. [B. Freeman]

Related Documents

manuscript type: other

location: call number: AOB 40, Yale University Library holds the Journal of Artists' Books (JAB) archive, 1995-2003.