Past Issues

For more information on all the artists, authors, presses, centers, etc. that have been discussed or showcased in JAB, see the JAB Index.

Past issues are available for purchase using the JAB Order Form [pdf], but some issue are no longer available in original form and can only be purchased as bound color laser-printed facsimiles. Selected issue are also available online as text-searchable PDF files. More will be coming soon! We plan to post all the back issues as PDF files for reference. To purchase JAB issues 1-35, please use the Back Issue Order Form.


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JAB38 | Fall 2015
The New Century of Artists’ Books


Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB38 Table of Contents

  • From the Editor: Colophon—The New Century of Artists’ Books
    by Brad Freeman
  • The Fibrous Text
    by Anne Royston
  • Productive Consumption: Reading Book Arts
    by Heather Murray
  • How I Challenge the Canons With My Four German Ghost Dissenters
    by Pete Kennedy
  • Stranger In Town
    by Jamie Weaver
  • Interview with Michael Kasper
    by Woody Leslie
  • BOOKS RECEIVED
    reviewed by Mary Clare Butler & Woody Leslie
  • Elemental Letters
    by Johanna Drucker
  • Artist Pages
    by Mary Claire Butler
  • Artist Book Brisbane Event—Photo Impressions
    by Brad Freeman
  • Catacuzino Primary School
    Photographs by Jamie Weaver
  • Artists’ Books:
    Cayuga Nation: People of the Great Swamp, by Jenna Rodriguez

    saga, by Scottatuks
    on./the/page at the back of the book by Buzz Spector
  • The New Century of Artists’ Books: Responses to the Request for Topics
    Collected by Johanna Drucker

    As always, thanks and gratitude to our intrepid webmaster collective, KB and the Sunshine Band.
    JAB (The Journal of Artists’ Books) is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts,
    CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.

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    JAB37 | Spring 2015


    ART / BOOKS / PUBLISHING / RESEARCH / LIBRARY / NETWORK
    Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

    JAB37 Table of Contents

    A R T

    • Remakes, Regresses, (Re)prints
      by Anne Mœglin-Delcroix
    • Teamwork*
      by Pascal Le Coq
    • What the Artist’s Book Makes Us Rethink
      About Esthetic Theory
      Hubert Renard interviews Leszek Brogowski
    • Notebook #51, Last Notation*
      by Lefevre Jean Claude

    C A T A L O G U E

    • Éditions Incertain Sens, Catalogue

    B O O K S

    • Artist’s Books: Through the Text…
      by Pascale Borrel
    • Le Double*
      by Christophe Viart
    • There May Be No Reason to Believe That the Artist Book Exists
      by Denis Briand
    • The Reprint Within les Éditions Incertain Sens
      by Aurélie Noury

    P U B L I S H I N G

    • Publishing Art
      by Jérôme Dupeyrat
    • The Topism Manifest*
      by & Il Topo

    R E S E A R C H

    • Design, Publish, and Display: The Triptych for University Research Into Artist’s Books
      by Laurence Corbel
    • Second Hand Stores…*
      by Taroop & Glabel
    • For Here, or to Go:
      The Cabinet du livre d’artiste and Sans niveau ni mètre Exhibitions and Journal

      by Marie Boivent
    • The Easier it is, The More Beautiful it is:
      Introduction to the Most Beautiful Exhibition in the World*
      by Éric Watier

    L I B R A R Y

    • Excluded from Loans
      by Stéphane Le Mercier
    • Open-Air Library
      by Mathieu Tremblin
    • The Collection of the Cabinet du livre d’artiste
      by Aurélie Noury
    • Note
      by Bruno Di Rosa
    • Only the Sea?*
      by Laurent Marissal Painterman

    N E T W O R K

    • The Gift, the Network, and Reciprocity in Artist’s Books
      by Leszek Brogowski
    • Documenting Documenting
      by Woody Leslie
    • Book Review for JAB
      by Michael Kasper
    • To Be Continued (Not)
      by Doro Boehme
    • BOOKS RECEIVED
      reviewed by Mary Clare Butler & Woody Leslie
    • Left Right*
      by Bernard Villers

    *Indicates Artist Interventions

    As always, thanks and gratitude to our intrepid webmaster collective, KB and the Sunshine Band. JAB (The Journal of Artists’ Books) is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts, CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.

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    JAB36 | Fall 2014

    Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

    JAB36 Table of Contents

    • JAB36 — Editor’s Note by Brad Freeman
    • Book of Ruth: Ruth Laxson in her studio
      Inside front cover

    • A Book’s Work Spaces
      by Johanna Drucker
    • Creative Life
      by Helen Frederick

    • Japan Project
      by Brad Freeman

    • Alive and Real … A Curious Curiosity
      by Chris George

    • Obwohl nichts wagte ist nichts gewonnen
      Although nothing ventured nothing is won
      by Peter Malutski

    • The Atmosphere of Possibility
      by Emily McVarish

    • Chaos Theory:
      One Artist’s Search for Disorder in the Universe
      by Miriam Schaer

    • Defining a Practice with a Pig Iron Perspective
      by Wilber H. (Chip) Schilling
    • Notes from the Ground
      by Tate Shaw

    • Shift-lab: Collaborative Practices
      by Katie Baldwin and Tricia Treacy
    • Farbwechsel: Weiß (colorchange: white)
      by Ines von Ketelhodt

    • The Incredible Shrinking Studio:
      Goodbye to the process camera and wet darkrooms—
      with the advent of digital technologies, studios become smallers

      by Phil Zimmermann
    • Books and Conflict: Witnessing Reality and Representation
      by Levi Sherman

    • BOOKS RECEIVED
      reviewed by Levi Sherman

    • Special Poster Insert: Eugene Feldman, Falcon Press, Philadelphia
      Inside Back Cover

    As always, thanks and gratitude to our intrepid webmaster collective, KB and the Sunshine Band. JAB (The Journal of Artists’ Books) is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts, CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.

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JAB35 | Spring 2014

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB35 Table of Contents

  • “Stewpot” mailing envelope designed and printed by Heather Buechler
    Front cover
    design by Isabel Baraona
  • JAB35 — Editor’s Note by Brad Freeman
  • Wire Dancers
      Philip Cabau
  • An artwork shaped like a book
    a book shaped like a work of art

      Mário Moura
  • Cover to Cover:
    A report on the Biennial Conference of the
    College Book Art Association 2014

      Samuel Teixeira
  • Booktrekking through the Golden Age of Artists’ Books
    —and Beyond

      Thomas Hvid Kromann
  • BOOKS RECEIVED
     Reveiws by Heather Buechler, Levi Sherman, and Shelly Carter
  • Jane & John Doe
     James Prez
  • SPECIAL FEATURE:
    Sis Artists’ Books from around the Book Arts Universe by

    Isabel Baraona
    Heather Buechler
    Jennifer Kornder
    Marlene MacCallum, Lisa Moore, Jessica Grant, and David Morrish
    Elham Shafei
    Levi Sherman

    Thanks as always to our intrepid webmaster Kathi Beste. JAB is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts, CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.
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JAB34 | Fall 2013

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB34 Table of Contents

  • Front cover photo and design by Maryna Tomaszewska;
    Inside front cover design by Rene Wawrzkiewicz.
  • JAB34 — Editor’s Note by Brad Freeman
  • Interview with Maryna Tomaszewska
      Brad Freeman
  • Publishing Subversion
      Piotr Rypson
  • Interview with Paweł Jarodzki
      Maryna Tomaszewska
  • COMMONPRESS
      Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
  • The Beauty of Statistical Errors:
    Art books and self-publishing in the Polish book market

     Szymon Źydek
  • PAGE SPREAD FROM Miraź (Mirage)
     Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Jastrubczak
  • Text as a Tool of Dissent in the Work of Andrzej Partum
      Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka
  • Fags Behind the Iron Curtain
      Karol Radziszewski
  • Self-Publishing as Emancipation
      Agata Szydłowska
  • BOOKS RECEIVED: Back at the Back
     Isabel Baraona, Kathleen Boone, and Kate Morgan

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: ART BOOKOVSKY
    Inserted on page 44 of JAB34.
  • Jarosław Kozłowski’s Language/Język (1972) is reproduced on the JAGnormous inserted sheet on the inside cover of JAB34. Luiza Nader wrote the essay “Language, Reality, Irony: the Art Books of Jarosław Kozłowski” which appears on the verso of said sheet.

    Thanks to our intrepid webmaster Kathi Beste. JAB is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts, CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.
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JAB33 | Spring 2013

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB33 Table of Contents

  • Front cover and page 56 design: Real printing by Real Women, picturing Jenna Rodriguez printing on the world-renowned JAB Heidelberg GTO, and a Vandercook Universal 1 at CBPA.
    Photo & design by BF
  • JAB33 — Editor’s Note by Brad Freeman
  • Books Received
      Kate Morgan and Claire Sammons
  • Stochastic Poetics
      Levi Sherman
  • Immersion: a Conversation
      Tate Shaw with Emily McVarish, Jody Zellen, & Janet Zweig
  • Interview with Kyle Schlesinger
      M. Scott Craig
  • Interview with Aaron Cohick
     Kyle Schlesinger
  • Interview with Phil Gallo
     Kyle Schlesinger
  • This is Not a Book: Melting Across Bounds
      Gretchen E. Henderson
  • What Is a Digital Artist Book Anyway?
     Alexander Mouton
  • The Shell: Incorporating Sound-Art Practices within Book Art
      Isobel Anderson
  • In a Shifting Landscape: Uncharted Territory
     Megan Berner
  • Alberto Casiraghy & Edizioni Pulcinoelefante
      Karen Guancione
  • Alberto Casiraghy: Thirty years of the Pulcinoelefante Press
      Elena Bertozzia
  • Artists’ Books In an Argentine Prison: The Possibility of Existing in a Different Way
      Natalia Silberleiba
  • South Korean Adventure
     Susan Viguers
  • Karol & Brandon at Blackie’s
     Susan Viguers
  • The Power of Amazon Compels You!
     Karol Shewmaker

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: ROOM
    Artists’ book by Karol Shewmaker & Brandon Graham

Colophon

JAB33 was offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO 52 (one color) at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago by Brad Freeman, Kate Morgan, Jenna Rodriguez, and Claire Sammons in March, 2013. The film was imageset at CBPA. Design by BF with commentary by Morgan and Sammons. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. The fonts are Stymie and Ehrhardt. Morgan, Rodriguez, and Sammons are Print Production Fellows and graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Arts MFA in Book and Paper at CCC.

Thanks to our intrepid webmaster Kathi Beste. JAB is indexed in The H.W. Wilson Company, Art Abstracts, CSA’s ARTbibliographies Modern, and in Bibliography of the History of Art.


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JAB32 | Fall 2012

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB32 Table of Contents

  • Front Cover Design: Isabel Baraona
  • JAB32: “The Portugal JAB”— Editor’s Note by Brad Freeman
  • In Portugal: Authors’ Editions, Small Presses, Independent Publishers, + Book Artists:
    Authors’ Editions, Small Presses, Independent Publishers, and Book Artists
      Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso a+ Isabel Baraona
  • Artists’ Books Not Found: An Absence in Portuguese Art Theory But Not in Portuguese Art Practice
      Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso
  • Visuality and Material Expressiveness in Portuguese Experimental Poetry
      Rui Torres
  • Words + Painting Exchange Roles: Concretism, Experimentalism, and Fine Arts in Portugal
      Eduardo Paz Barroso
  • Alternativa Zero: The Memory of Being Contemporary in Portugal
     Eduardo Paz Barroso
  • A Bibliography of Portuguese Experimental Poetry
     Rui Torres + Manuel Portela
  • Portuguese Comics + Artists’ Books
      Pedro Moura
  • Frenesi: A Publisher of Artists’ Books
     Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso
  • The Artists’ Book Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Art Library
      Ana Barata
  • The Library of the Serralves Foundation
      Sonia Oliveira
  • Inc.: Livros e Edições de Autor
  • STET
      Filipa Valladares + Pablo Paulo Catrica
  • Oficina de Cego
     Isabel Baraona
  • Books Received
     Claire Sammons

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Inside Back Cover
    Artists’ book by Isabel Baraona; page from the recently released facsimile edition of Johanna Drucker’s 1977 artists’book from A to Z : OUR AN (Collective Specifics) an im partial bibliography

Colophon

JAB32 was offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago by Jenna Rodriguez, Claire Sammons, and Mirabelle Jones under my supervision. Rodriguez and Sammons are Print Production Fellows and graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Arts Book and Paper MFA program at CCC. Jones is an intern and currently enrolled in the Book Arts/Writing MFA program at Mills College in Oakland. Digital files were imageset at CBPA on the Agfa Avantra 25. The paper The fonts are Ehrhardt and Stymie, kindly recommended by the inimitable and knowledgable Alastair Johnston.
This marks the return of a slab serif used in previous issues with Memphis, a copy of the more reputable Stymie.
is Mohawk Superfine, Ultrawhite, smooth.

Isabel Baraona painted and designed the images for the outside and inside covers. Baraona also painted and designed the artist’s book in the envelope attached to the inside back cover. Two essays about her books were published in JAB30, fall 2011.
Special thanks are given to Karol Shewmaker and Rod Slemmons for their assistance in copy-editing. Thanks to Luan Barros for his ongoing video work for JAB, and Kathi Beste as our intrepid webmaster.


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JAB 31 | Spring 2012

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB31 Table of Contents

  • Front Cover Design: Mary Jo Pauly & JAB DESIGN GROUP; Inside front cover + TOC designs by JAB DESIGN GROUP
  • JAB31: "Collaboration, Cooperation, & Shared Goals”— An Anecdote by Editor Brad Freeman
  • New York Art Book Fair: Some Reflections on the Fair
      Thomas Hvid Kromann
  • The Mailbox is in the Library: Reading Under Judith Hoffberg’s Umbrella
      Anthony Leslie
  • Artists’ Books in Australia
      Sarah Bodman
  • Print Production Fellows In Action: Dick Higgens’s Copy of the Spoerri Book
      JAB Design Group
  • Anecdotology, Annotationism, + Arborescence
      Alastair Brotchie
  • Profoundy Wunderbar
      Karol Shewmaker
  • Mindful Navigation, Profoundy Wunderbar
      Brandon Graham
  • Can Documentary Photography Save Cities from Urban Blight?
      Claire Sammons + Jenna Rodriguez
  • Consuming Destruction
      Sarah Bassnett
  • An Artist’s Book as Artist Book: A Look Into the Artist’s Library
      Albert Coers
  • Idea Designed Book
      M. Kasper
  • Books Recieved
     Claire Sammons
  • SPECIAL FEATURE BACK COVER INSERT
     Artists’ projects by Aaron Cohick & Kevin Riordan

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JAB30 | Fall 2011

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution

JAB 30 Table of Contents

  • Inside Front Cover and Table of Contents Design from Mirror Box,
    a book by Ulises Carrión with rubber stamped boxers on soft paper, published by Stempelpaats, Amsterdam, 1979
  • JAB30 and the Future by Editor Brad Freeman
  • Ulises Carrión: Other Books and So
      Gerrit Jan de Rook
  • Embodying Bookness: Reading as Material Act
      Manuel Portela
  • A Woman’s World: the Artist’s Books of Isabel Baraona
      Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso
  • Isabel Baraona: Four Recent Books
      Karol Shewmaker
  • Artist’s Pages
      Kevin Riordan
  • Weproductions: Forty Years and Counting
      Brandon Graham
  • Nothing In Its Place: The Blank Page
      Karen M. Wirth
  • Book Reviews
     Karol Shewmaker
  • Slicing the Page: The Story of Champion Books
     Ted Hopkins
  • Books Recieved
     Brad Freeman and Claire Sammons
  • SPECIAL FEATURE BACK COVER INSERT
      & & &, an artists book by Eric Carlson

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JAB29

JAB29 | Spring 2011

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • Cover Design: Felipe Ehrenberg
  • Brazil JAB: Letter from the Editor Brad Freeman
  • Perspectives do Livro de Artista: um relato
    Perspectives of the Artists’ Book: a report

      Maria do Carmo de Freitas Veneroso
  • A Crítica e o Livro De Artista
    Criticism and the Artist's Book

      Paulo Siveiro/Translated by Alice Monsell
  • Estudio sobre espaço paratextual no livro de artista
    A Study on the Paratextual Space in Artists’ Books
      Daisy Turrer
  • O Signo Infantil em Livros de Artista
    The Children’s Sign in Artists’ Books

      Amir Brito Cadór/Translated by Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso
  • Book Fairs: Paris & Beyond
      Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso
  • Books Received: JAB 29
      Brad Freeman
  • SPECIAL FEATURE INSERT: JAB29 Art Envelope
      Belo Horizonte, an artists book by Martha Hellion, and “Perspectas do Livro Artista,” annotated conference schedule by Brad Freeman.
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JAB27

JAB28 | Fall 2010

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The outside cover was designed and silkscreen printed by Sonnenzimmer
  • Letters from the Editors:
    April Sheridan and Brad Freemn
  • The livre d’Artist et son articulatio à al pratique contemporaine, de 1980 à nos jours
    The Artist Book and Its Relationship to Contemporary Practices
    by Océane Delleaux • translated by Skye Enyeart-Rust
  • Shifting Artist Book Distribution Models
    by Brandon Graham
  • Portrait of the Artists as Young Book Makers
    by April Sheridan
  • Books Received by JAB28
    compiled by Maggie Puckett
  • Special Insert: A Little Book of Boekie Woekie
    An artist’s book by the CCCCBPA offset fellows (Jordan Knecht, Kaitlin Kostus, Kathi Beste) for JAB28, under the direction of Brad Freeman

JAB27

JAB27 | Spring 2010

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The outside and inside covers were designed by Chris George–for more information about the design and production of the cover refer to page 4 in Brad Freeman’s “Artistic Control and the Means of Production.”
  • Editor’s Note
    Tate Shaw
  • Artistic Control and the Means of Production
    Brad Freeman
  • Display as Discourse
    Nathan Lyons
  • Milkweed Seeds
    François Deschamps
  • Visual and Verbal Experience in Photo-Bookworks
    David Schulz
  • Text, Image, Writing, Reading: Kristen Merola’s Things I Wanted to Tell You
    Aaron Cohick
  • Weighted Praise: Phil Zimmermann’s Sanctus Sonorensis
    CJ Mace
  • Which Cloud?: Elisabeth Tonnard's Mood: Potential
    Chris Burnett
  • Mood: Potential
    an artist's book by Elisabeth Tonnard

JAB26

JAB26 | Fall 2009

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The JAB26 cover was designed and letterpress printed by Mary Jo Pauly.
  • Editor's Statement
    Brad Freeman
  • When a Multiple Becomes a Book: Losing Artists & Photographs at MoMA Library
    Sheelagh Bevan
  • Gutter Crossing: on Emily McVarish
    Kyle Schlesinger
  • The Square
    Emily McVarish
  • The Hybrid Book Experiment
    Amanda D’Amico & Michelle Wilson
  • and Guest
    an artist’s book by Amber Hares
  • Context is King: The Democratic Multiple in a Digital Age
    Mary Tasillo
  • Book Review
    Toby Millman: Access & Closure by Clifton Meador
  • Book Production of Russian Avant Garde Books 1912-1916
    Johanna Drucker
  • Let Us Now Reproduce Famous Men & Women, The Mothers & Fathers That Begat Us
    Tate Shaw
  • Emerging Artists & Awards + Received & Noted
    Brad Freeman
  • Fog Behind The Eyes
    a poem in book form by April Sheridan

JAB25

JAB25 | Spring 2009

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The JAB25 cover was designed by Jan Voss.
  • Editor's Statement
    Brad Freeman
  • Guest Editor's Introduction
    Tony White
  • About the Cover Art
    Jan Voss
  • The Borowsky Center
    Amanda D'Amico
  • I heart DIY CMYK (an homage)
    Pattie Belle Hastings
    Afterword Clifton Meador
  • Surrender
    Cynthia Marsh
  • Book Reviews
    Eugene Feldman & Aloísio Magalhães: Doorway to Portuguese by Clifton Meador
    Play Nice: Sally Alatalo's Offset DoDa by Brandon Graham
  • Pyramid Atlantic Critic's Award
    Elisabeth Long

JAB24

JAB24|Fall 2008

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • Special Issue on the Intersections of Experimental Literature and Artists' Books
    edited by Craig Dworkin & Kyle Schlesinger
  • The JAB24 cover was designed by Tate Shaw and Chris Burnett with some additions by Brad Freeman.
  • Editor's Statement
    Brad Freeman
  • Highway 24 Unvisited: Reeling Between The Road and Artists' Books From Toledo to Kansas City
    Chris Burnett & Tate Shaw
  • Off the Road
    Alastair Johnston
  • Chapbook Presses
    A Note On Atticus/Finch David Pavelich
    Poet as Maker Elisabeth Long
  • JAB Insert: Handmade-o-meter
    Daniel Mellis

JAB23

JAB23 | Spring 2008

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The JAB23 cover was designed by Ken Gerleve
  • Editor's Statement
    Brad Freeman
  • A Train Station For Billy
    Stefan Soltek & Martina Weiss
  • Letterpress in the Mimeo Revolution
    Kyle Schlesinger
  • In Memory: An Examination of Tatana Kellner's Paired Artist's Books, Fifty Years of Silence
    Norah Hardin Lind
  • Reading Outside the Lines: Paratextual Analysis and Artists' Books
    Jae Rossman
  • Book Reviews
  • Received and Noted

JAB22

JAB22 | Fall 2007

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The JAB22 cover was designed & letterpress printed by Elisabeth Long
  • Notes on the Way to the Glue Factory
    Brad Freeman
  • Conference Overview
    Elisabeth Long
  • Book Arts and the Desire for Theory
    Matthew Brown
  • Comments
    Richard Minsky
  • In Response
    Barbara Maloutas
  • Shaping a New Critical Discourse for the Field
    Mary Tasillo
  • Exhibiting Artists' Books: Problems and Solutions
    Judith Hoffberg
  • Beyond Artifacts: Book Arts as Practice
    Andrew Eason
  • Book Arts & Mainstream Publication
    Jen Blair
  • Crossing Boundaries: New Conceptions for the Book
    Jonathan Lill
  • Why you don't need to know how to make paper to read a book: Looking at Artists' Books Online
    Phoebe Esmon & Amanda D'Amico
  • Graphic Design & the Book Arts
    Karen Zimmermann
  • Contemporary Art & the Book
    Tango Book Arts: Katie Murken, Lindsey Mears & Katie Baldwin
  • An Unsentimental Education
    Audrey Niffenegger
  • Provocation: Student Revolution
    Marshall Weber
  • Artists' Books Online
    Johanna Drucker
  • Announcements
  • On the Printing of the JAB Covers by the Side of Bubbly Creek
    Elisabeth Long

JAB21

JAB21 | Spring 2007

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The JAB21 cover was designed & letterpress printed by Brad Freeman and Daniel Mellis with printing help from Clifton Meador
  • To Figure Out What Is Happening: An Interview With Johanna Drucker
    by Tate Shaw
  • Editioning One-of-a-Kind Multiples: Notes Toward An Understanding of Anselm Kiefer's Books
    by Elisabeth Long
  • Viewing and Reading Artist Books
    by Ward Tietz
  • Interview with Marshall Weber
    by Tony White
  • Small Pond
    by Clifton Meador
  • Plus reviews of books by Emily Larned, Tate Shaw, and Luke Strosnider

JAB20

JAB20 | Fall 2003

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • JAB20 cover was designed by Ruth Laxson and printed in duotone at Nexus Press by Brad Freeman.
  • Last JAB, Book of Ruth, MCBA/Bolger Concept to Print Residency & Life Goes On by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • Thinking About Ten Years of JAB by Johanna Drucker, page 8
  • A Centering of Sorts: The Evolving Idea of Minnesota Center for Book Arts by Mary Jo Pauly, page 11
  • Alter-Aesthetics by Betty Bright, page 13

JAB19

JAB19 | Spring 2003

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • JAB19 was written and designed by the Atlanta Poets Group - Sandy Baldwin, Mark Prejsnar, JS Van Buskirk, Zac Denton, Randy Prunty, James Sanders, Tedd Mulholland, Tracey Gagné, John Lowther. Cover design by REPUGNO. An audio CD with the APG is included. Offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press.

JAB18

JAB18 | Fall 2002

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • JAB18 (including cover, inside cover & page 32) was designed and edited by Clifton Meador. Film was imageset through a production grant at the Institute for Electronic Art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University. Offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press.
  • Autism, Physiognomy & Letter Forms: The Faces of James Castle by Tom Trusky, page 2
  • Singular and Unique: A Publisher's Subjective Experience with the Untimely Art of the One-of-a-Kind Book by Thomas Günther, page 21
  • Debtor's Prison by Lewis Warsh and Julie Harrison by Joe Elliott, page 24
  • Pocketbooks: Overview of a Scottish publishing program by Clifton Meador page 26
  • Artist's pages Georgie the Elder by James Fossett, page 28

JAB17

JAB17 | Spring 2002

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
Searchable PDF (10.9MB)
  • JAB17 is an artist's book conceived and designed by Seana Biondolillo on the theme of Patriotism (includes the inserted book PRANCE by Seana Biondolillo). Offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press. The cover is in tritone and the inside is duotone throughout.

JAB16

JAB16 | Fall 2001

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The cover was designed by David Laufer and offset printed by Brad Freeman & Aaron Disner at Nexus Press. Aaron Disner designed JAB16 and his artist pages 2, 19, 20 & 27.
  • Low-Tech Chicanery as a Means of Cultural Resistance by Mandy Mastrovita, page 3
  • The State of Things: Free and in Flux, Book Art in Germany at the Beginning of the 21st Century by Uwe Warnke, page 11
  • Zum Stand der Dinge: entkommen, d.h. in Bewegung. Die Situation der Buchkunst in Deutschland am Beginn des 21. Jhs by Uwe Warnke, page 15
  • Words on Shapes by Schuldt, page 21
  • Simple Harmonic Motions by Hank Lazer & INK-A! Press by Charles Alexander page 25
  • A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections About the Book & Writing, edited by Jerome Rothenberg & Steven Clay by Mitch Highfill, page 27
  • Scott McCarney by Jae Williams, page 29

JAB15

JAB15 | Spring 2001

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • Cover designed by Karen Tauches and offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press.
  • JAB15 was a catalogue for the exhibition Book Unbound curated by Cathy Byrd at Agnes Scott College January 25, 2001 to March 30, 2001.
  • The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, page 4
  • Artist's Statement by Ruth Laxson, page 6
  • Artist's Statement by Emily McVarish, page 7
  • Artist's Statement by David Horton, page 8
  • Artist's Statement by Berwyn Hung, page 8
  • Artist's Statement by Miranda Maher, page 9
  • Artist's Statement by Tom Williams, page 10
  • Artist's Statement by Michele Shauf, page 11
  • Nexus Press by JoAnne Paschall, page 12
  • The R. C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking by Laura C. Lieberman, page 12
  • Artist's Statement by David Laufer, page 14
  • Artist's Statement by Mark Amerika, page 15
  • Artist's Statement by Stephanie Ognar, page 16
  • Artist's Statement by Marcia Cohen, page 17
  • Atlanta College of Art Library Artists' Books Collection by Moira Steven, page 18
  • Artist's Statement by Byron Clercx, page 19
  • Artist's Statement by Charles Hobson, page 20
  • Codex Espangliensis by Felicia Rice, page 20
  • Artist's Statement by  Geoffrey Hendricks, page 22
  • Artist's Statement by Carol Barton, page 23
  • Artist's Statement by Anne Beidler, page 24
  • Artist's Statement by Tennessee Rice Dixon, page 25
  • Artists' Statement by Johanna Drucker & Brad Freeman, page 26
  • Checklist of the Exhibition, page 28
  • The Evolution of Books Time line compiled by Johanna Drucker, page 31

JAB14

JAB14 | Fall 2000

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • Cover designed by Seana Biondolillo and offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press. Inside cover photos by Brad Freeman. 
  • Artist's pages by Andrea Goldman, page 2
  • Topics in the History of Artists' Books: Tristram Shandy's Original Marbled Page by Karen Schiff, page 6
  • Conversations with Miranda Maher by Sue O'Donnell, page 12
  • Book Review: RIDING FIRST CLASS ON THE TITANIC: Photographs by Nathan Lyons by Brad Freeman, page 16
  • Artist's Statement by Matt Liddle, page 20
  • Valuvela - Artist's pages by Christian Bök, page 22
  • Artists' Books at the Brooklyn Museum of Art by Lois Martin, page 24
  • Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover: The Logic of Lisa Hart's Book Art by Diana McClintock, page 26
  • Books Received by editors, page 28

JAB13

JAB13 | Spring 2000

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The cover photograph is by Paolo Antonio Silveira. The cover was designed and offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press, Atlanta.
  • Notes from the Publisher & The Atlanta Book Prize by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • Presenting Gabriel Pomerand's Saint ghetto des prêts by  M. Kasper, page 6
  • Falling Into a review of the book by Johanna Drucker, page 9
  • In the Space of Blurred Boundaries by Karen Wirth, page 12
  • There Goes the Neighborhood a review of the book A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960 - 1980 by Gary Sullivan, page 14
  • Something Precious - Memory Pods: Ideas Coming into Form, an artist's statement by Sherry Lane, page 16
  • Artist's pages by Chris George, page 20
  • Artist's pages by Paul Rutkovsky, page 24
  • Book Arts on the Web by Julia Flanders, page 28
  • Conference Review: Book Arts 2000 & Beyond by Richard Zauft, page 30

JAB12

JAB12 | Fall 1999

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The covers were made from makeready sheets used in the printing of the artists' book Nova Reperta (1999) by Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman. The type for the cover was set by Chris George.
  • JAB12 was a catalogue for the exhibition Experimental Narrative and Artists' Books curated by Johanna Drucker & Brad Freeman and held at Foster Hall Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - September 5, 1999 to September 30, 1999.
  • Turning the Page: A Celebration of the Arts of the Book by Leslie Koptcho, page 1
  • Experimental Narrative and Artists' Books by Johanna Drucker, page 3
  • Artist's Statement by Telfer Stokes, page 5
  • Artist's Statement by Phil Zimmermann, page 8
  • Artist's Statement by Helen Douglas, page 9
  • Artist's Statement by Bea Nettles, page 10
  • Artist's Statement by Judith Mohns, page 11
  • Artist's Statement by Francois Deschamps, page 13
  • Artist's Statement by Clifton Meador, page 14
  • Artist's Statement by Janet Zweig, page 16
  • Artist's Statement by Clarissa Sligh, page 17
  • Artist's Statement by Gary Richman, page 18
  • Artist's Statement by Ruth Laxson, page 19
  • Nova Reperta: New Inventions and Discoveries by Johanna Drucker & Brad Freeman, page 26
  • Checklist of the Exhibition, page 31

JAB11

JAB11 | Spring 1999

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The cover of JAB11 was designed and offset printed by Brad Freeman at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions.
  • Interview with Betsy Davids by Johanna Drucker, page 1
  • Creative Meaning-making: Reading the Bookworks of Lise Melhorn-Boe by Tara Hyland, page 11
  • (Book)2 by Christian Bök, page 16
  • Dave Hornor, Teach Your Children to Tell Time; Joan Lyons, Twenty-Five Years Ago; Keith Smith, Book 184; Scott McCarney, Far Horizon, reviewed by the editors
  • Anton Würth, page 22
  • Artist / Author: Contemporary Artists' Books, A Review of the Exhibition Catalog by Brad Freeman, page 25
  • Contemporary Russian Artists' Books by Mikhail Karasik, page 30
  • Poet's page by Buck Downs, inside back cover

JAB10

JAB10 | Fall 1998

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The cover of JAB10 was designed and letterpress printed by Emily McVarish at her studio in San Francisco.
  • The Buddhist Thirdclass Junkmail Oracle: The Life, Mysterious Death and Collected Poetry of d.a. levy by Mike Golden, page 1
  • Nostalgia for Relevance by Gary Sullivan, page 18
  • The Tibetan Stroboscope of d.a. levy by Steve Clay, page 20
  • Codex Espangliensis reviewed by Emily McVarish, page 22
  • Broaching Texts and Reading Material: Artist Books by Robbin Ami Silverberg by Lois Martin, page 25
  • In Memoriam: Todd Walker by Brad Freeman, page 31

JAB9

JAB9 | Spring 1998

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The cover and inside cover were designed and letterpress printed by Inge Bruggeman of INK-A! Press, Portland, OR.
  • General Theories of the Artist Book: Ulises Carrión/El Lissitzky/Et Al by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • La Symphonie Silencieuse by Jean-Claude Götting by Cynthia Young, page 5
  • No Problem, Brother! by Roy Villevoye and Between the Two by Helen Douglas, by Gary Sullivan, page 6
  • John Baldessari by Victoria Sancho, page 10
  • Books as a Way of Life: Rosmarie & Keith Waldrop by Johanna Drucker, page 15
  • Contingency and the Ontic Book: Some Readings of an Artist's Book by J.H. Kocman by Ted Purvis, page 21
  • Artist's pages, Brad Freeman, page 25 - 30

JAB8

JAB8 | Fall 1997

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The cover & inside cover of JAB8 were designed by Philip Zimmermann and offset printed by Brad Freeman at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions.
  • Ars Combinatoria and the Book by Janet Zweig, page 1
  • Flagrant Délit: The Books of Bernard Villers Edition Remorqueur by Didier Mathieu, page 6
  • Cosmological Wit: The Books of Ruth Laxson and Press 63+ by Pattie Belle Hastings, page 10
  • Essential Aspects of Subculture Periodicals in the GDR and their Place in Cultural History by Thomas Günter, page 17
  • Profile / Interview: Cathy Courtney by Johanna Drucker page 26
  • The Problem with Role Models: Contextualizing So Cal 1970's FemArtBooks & the Matter with Contemporary Practice by Laurel Beckman, page 28

JAB7

JAB7 | Spring 1997

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The cover & inside cover of JAB7 were designed and offset printed by Brad Freeman at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions.
  • Interview with Clif Meador by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • John Eric Broaddus: A Fashioner of Books by Renée Riese Hubert and Judd D. Hubert, page 12
  • In the Life: Portrait of a Modern Sex-deviant by Sally Gardner, page 22
  • Art Theory Made Me Cry by Lucy Soutter review by editors, page 22
  • Feminisim and the Book Arts at the Woman's Building, Los Angeles by Alisa Scudamore, page24
  • Science Imagined by Ruth McGurk, page 30

JAB6

JAB6 | Fall 1996

Original issues available: $20 individual; $25 institution
  • The cover & inside cover were designed & printed letterpress by Jules Remedios Faye in Sedro-Wooley, Washington.
  • Interview with Steve McCaffery by Johanna Drucker, page 1
  • Anne Moeglin: Response to Johanna Drucker by Anne Moeglin, page 12
  • The Art of Political Ephemera by Johanna Drucker, page 14
  • Artist's pages by Brad Freeman, pages 18 - 20
  • Emily McVarish, Wards of Obsolescence, review by Johanna Drucker, page 21
  • Artist's pages by Brad Freeman, pages 22 - 23
  • NW Tour, Books Received / Brief Reviews, Etc. by Brad Freeman, page 24
JAB5

JAB5 | Spring 1996

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile in original cover: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The cover & inside cover of JAB5 were designed by Seana Biondolillo & offset printed by Brad Freeman at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions.
  • Letter From Lower Broadway by Joe Elliott, page 1
  • Interview with Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn, page 2
  • Ephemeral as Thought: Didier Mathieu - Sixtus Editions by Johanna Drucker, page 12
  • Report from London by Tanya Peixoto, page 14
  • Paul Zelevansky reviews The Portrait Series by Warren Lehrer, page 16
  • Documentary Photography in Books: a brief glance by Brad Freeman, page 18
  • The Names Have Been Changed: To Protect . . . by Gary Sullivan, page 24
  • The Rise of the Book in the Wake of Rain by Jim Trissel, page 26
  • Buy More Artists' Books by Carol Barton, page 30

JAB4

JAB4 | Fall 1995

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The cover was designed & letterpress printed by Clifton Meador at Hatch Show Print in Nashville.
  • The inside cover was letterpress printed by Brad Freeman in New Haven.
  • All Dressed Up with No Place To Go: The Failure of Artists' Books by Janet Zweig, page 1
  • Critical Necessities by Johanna Drucker, page 1
  • A Few Observations by Philip Zimmermann, page 9
  • Interview with Joan Lyons by Brad Freeman, page 11
  • A Mass Produced Product of High Order by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, page 18
  • Bertrand Dorny at the Musée Pompidou by Renée Riese Hubert, page 21
  • Artist's pages by Darren Wershler-Henry, pages 23 - 25
  • Letter to the Editor by Clive Phillpot, page26
  • Rambling Rant: Travels, Video, Typophiles . . . Books? by Brad Freeman, page 28
  • Hatch Show Print by Clifton Meador, page 30

JAB3

JAB3 | Spring 1995

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • JAB Journeys Before the Glue Factory: Theorizing Production by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • The Dungeon of the Temple by Clifton Meador, page 1
  • Artists' Statements by Helen Douglas and Telfer Stokes, page 8
  • Why a Book is not a Painting by Susan Bee, page 14
  • Back to Basics: 3 Primers from Granary Books by Joe Elliott, page 16
  • Artist's pages by Seana Biondolillo, pages 20 and 21
  • Artist's pages by Brad Freeman, pages 22 - 25
  • Poetry, fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed, or flourish, in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish - William Blake, by Brad Freeman, page 26
  • Notes from JAB International Roving Reporter, Johanna Drucker, in Paris at The First Artistbook [sic] International or Ier Salon International du Livre d'Artiste, December 4, 1994 by Johanna Drucker, page 28
  • JAB: An Identity Crisis by Douglas Beube, page 30
  • Johanna Drucker Responds, page 31

JAB2

Volume one, number two | Fall 1994

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • The Public Life of Artists' Books: Questions of Identity by Johanna Drucker, page 1
  • Calendar-Art: Scenes from the Life of Raja Ravi Varma by M. Kasper, page 1
  • JAB Addendum by Brad Freeman and Johanna Drucker, page 3
  • New work by Scott McCarney and Keith Smith, page 12 & 13

JAB1

Edition one, volume one | Spring 1994

No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $20 institution
  • Artists' Books / Book-like Objects by Brad Freeman, page 1
  • ReViewing the Subway as a Book by Joe Elliott, page 1
  • Artist's page by Melissa Watson, page 10
  • Artists' page by Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman (includes insert ART. BE ALL YOU CAN BE. by Brad Freeman) page 11
  • JAB logo by Melissa Watson, page 1