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 issues are no longer available in original form, and can only be purchased as bound color laser-printed facsimiles.

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JAB43 | Spring 2018

Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

      JAB43 Table of Contents

      • The Artists’ Book as Third Mind
          by Marianne Dages

      • The Knowing of Artists’ Books
          by Monica Carroll and Adam Dickerson

      • Bea Nettles:
        Performing Identity through Mystical Storytelling
          by Melanie E. Emerson

      • A Lively Phantom
          by Marian Crawford

        BOOK REVIEWS
        ~ Inland Sea by Mary Clare Butler
           Review by Rebecca Hill

        ~ Pequeñas Estorios by Isabel Baraona
           Review by Willa Goettling

        ~ The Blind Man 100th Anniversary Edition, edited by Sophie Seita
           Published by Ugle Dickling Press

           Review by Rebecca Hill


        Inserted Artists’ Books in JAB43
        ~ Untitled — Song of Myself — Walt Whitman
           by Isabel Baraona

        ~ With God on Our Side
           by Judy Barass

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    JAB42

    JAB42 | Fall 2017

    Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

      JAB42 Table of Contents

        >> abbe2017 <<
        Essays based on presentations at
        ARTIST BOOK BRISBANE EVENT 2017
        Queensland College of Art


      • Betwixt & Between
          by <usus>: Uta Schneider & Ulrike Stoltz
      • Memorandum: From Concept to Publication
          by Ana Paula Estrada
      • Handling the Folds: An Intimate Encounter
          by Bridget Hillebrand
      • A Lively Phantom
          by Marian Crawford
      • Weaving the Archive: Some Notes on the Artists’ Books of Louise Bourgeois
          by Márcia Oliveira

        Inserted Artists’ Books in JAB42

        ~ The Past is Better Than the Present and the Future is Nowhere by Chris George
        ~ The Walls are Talking by Rick Rowland
        ~ Paper Architecture by Karen Wirth

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    JAB41

    JAB41 | Spring 2017

    Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

      JAB41 Table of Contents

    • From the Editor
      Brad Freeman
    • PERFECT UNBINDING: the Production and Circulation
      of Beau Geste Press Editions

      byMila Waldeck
    • Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts
      by Steve Miller

      Books Reviewed
    • Blurred Library by Tate Shaw
        Review by Johanna Drucker
    • breathe. by Levi Sherman
        Review by Charles Long
    • Pyrolysis by Carley Gomez and Levi Sherman
        Review by Ian Kerstetter
    • A Year or So by Karol Shewmaker
        Review by Willa Goettling
    • Nine Artists Books’ pulished by Éditions Incertain Sen
        Review by Isabel Baraona
    • Secrets Inside Shadows by Julie Nauman-Mikulski
        
      Review by Rebecca Hill

      * Reviewers Charles Long, Ian Kerstetter, Willa Goettling, and Rebecca Hill are graduate students in the MFA Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Program at Columbia College Chicago.

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    JAB40

    JAB40 | Fall 2016

    Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

      JAB 40's outside cover was designed and printed bu Ruby Figueroa and Woody Leslie.
      For more information about the concept, design, and production of the cover, click here.

      JAB40 Table of Contents

    • From the Editor
      Brad Freeman
    • Walter 2016
      Inserted publication by Brad Freeman
    • In Memorium—Nathan Lyons
      Diptych from his book Riding First Class on the Titanic!, 1999
    • Carrión Carries On
      by Maike Aiden
    • Henri Chopin: The Poetry of Sound and Space
      by Ruth Li
    • April Sheridan—Nonpareil
      by Staff
    • Inflections & ABBE 2017:
      Texturing GCCAR's Artists' Book Research Focus

      by Tim Mosely

    • Special Bonus Book Inserts:
    • Never Again / Jamis Plus
      Inside back cover, inserted publication
    • Lake House: Tallahassee 19721980
      by Brad Freeman, free standing inserted publication
    • Trumped-Up Empathy
      A free-floating collaborative artists book event, involveming the collective efforts of
      Brad Freeman, AK Milroy, and Tim Mosely.

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    JAB39 | Spring 2016

    The Australian JAB
    Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

    JAB39 Table of Contents

    • Notes on Artists’ Books from the Antipodes
      by Tom Mosely
    • ABBE: Artists’ Book Brisbane Event
      by Sarah Bodman
    • Coming to Our Senses with a Modern Mythic Form: Postliteracy in Artistsbooks
      by Lyn Ashby

    • Designing with/for/through the Existing:
      Artists’ Books and Documentations
      by Marian Macken
    • The News and the Book
      by Marian Crawford
    • Machine Translations:
      Poets, Poetics and the Artists’ Book
      by Caren Florance
    • The Equal Standard Broadzine:
      Using Artworks to Expand the Audience and Language of Social and Political Critique
      by Gabriella Wilson


    • Report from a Border: Text and Typography in Australian Artists’ Books
      by Angela Gardner and Kerry Kilner
    • The Grafted Image
      by Dr. Victoria Cooper
    • The Haptic and the Emerging Critical Discourse on Artists’ Books
      by Tom Mosely
    • Fumbling Hands and Phantom Limbs:
      The Photograph, the Hand, and the Artists’ Book
      by Deidre Brollo
    • Climbing Discourse: The Legacy of Touch
      by Bridget Hillebrand
    • Interview with Karen Hanmer
      by Woody Leslie
    • Book Review: The Art of Collaboration
      by Megan N. Liberty
    • BOOKS RECEIVED
      reviewed by Jasmine Clark, Ruby Figueroa, Isaac Fosl-van Wyke, and Julie Nauman-Mikulski
    • INSIDE BACK COVER: Three Artists’ Books:
      Wall to Wall, by Lyn Ashby

      hemmed, by Deidre Brollo
      directed smooth space, by Tim Mosely

    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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    JAB38 | Fall 2015

      The New Century of Artists’ Books
      Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

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      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 Samp, 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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        ART / BOOKS / PUBLISHING / RESEARCH / LIBRARY / NETWORK

        JAB37 | Spring 2015

        Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 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; $40 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; $40 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 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; $40 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.

      •  Colophon
         JAB34
        was offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO 52 (one color) at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago. 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; $40 institution

      JAB33 Table of Contents

        Front cover and page 56 design: Real Printing by Real Women, featuring 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; $40 institution

      JAB32 Table of Contents

          Front Cover Design by 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.
         JAB32 is printed on 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; $40 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; $40 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; $40 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; $40 institution

        JAB 28's 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

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      JAB27

      JAB27 | Spring 2010

      Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

        JAB 27's 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 article, “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

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      JAB26

      JAB26 | Fall 2009

      Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

        JAB 26's 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

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          JAB25

          JAB25 | Spring 2009

          Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

            JAB 25's 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

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            JAB24

            JAB24|Fall 2008

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

              Special Issue on the Intersections of Experimental and Artists’ Books edited by Craig Dworkin & Kyle Schlesinger. The Cover for JAB24 was designed by Tate Shaw and Chris Burnet, 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

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            JAB23

            JAB23 | Spring 2008

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

              The Cover for JAB23 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

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            JAB22

            JAB22 | Fall 2007

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover for JAB22 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

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            JAB21

            JAB21 | Spring 2007

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover for JAB21 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 Artists’ 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

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            JAB20

            JAB20 | Fall 2003

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover for JAB20 was designed by Ruth Laxson and printed in duotone by
                Brad Freeman at Nexus Press.

              • 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

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            JAB19

            JAB19 | Spring 2003

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 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.

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            JAB18

            JAB18 | Fall 2002

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 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

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            JAB17

            JAB17 | Spring 2002

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 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.

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            JAB16

            JAB16 | Fall 2001

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover of JAB16 was designed by 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 Twenty-First 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

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            JAB15

            JAB15 | Spring 2001

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover of JAB15 was 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
              • Artist’s Statement by Johanna Drucker & Brad Freeman, page 26
              • Checklist of the Exhibition, page 28
              • The Evolution of Books Timeline, compiled by Johanna Drucker, page 31

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            JAB14

            JAB14 | Fall 2000

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover of JAB14 wasdesigned 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 Its Cover: The Logic of Lisa Hart’s Book Art by Diana McClintock, page 26
              • Books Received by editors, page 28

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            JAB13

            JAB13 | Spring 2000

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The cover photograph for JAB 13 is by Paolo Antonio Silveira. The cover was designed
                and offset printed by Brad Freeman at Nexus Press, Atlanta, GA

              • 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

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            JAB12

            JAB12 | Fall 1999

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                  The Covers of JAB12 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 Statementby 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

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              JAB11

              JAB11 | Spring 1999

              Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 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 Wërth, 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

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              JAB10

              JAB10 | Fall 1998

              No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 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: Artists’ Books by Robbin Ami Silverberg by Lois Martin, page 25
              • In Memoriam: Todd Walker by Brad Freeman, page 31

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              JAB9

              JAB9 | Spring 1998

              No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover and Inside Cover of JAB9 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

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            JAB8

            JAB8 | Fall 1997

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

                The Cover and 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 Dálit: 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

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            JAB7

            JAB7 | Spring 1997

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

              The Cover and 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 René 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

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            JAB6

            JAB6 | Fall 1996

            Original issues available: $20 individual; $40 institution

              The Cover and Inside Cover of JAB6 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

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            JAB5

            JAB5 | Spring 1996

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile in original cover: $15 individual; $40 institution

              The Cover and Inside Cover of JAB5 were designed by Seana Biondolillo,
              and 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
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            JAB4

            JAB4 | Fall 1995

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 institution

              JAB 4's Cover was designed & letterpress printed by Clifton Meador at Hatch Show Prints in Nashville, TN.
              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

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            JAB3

            JAB3 | Spring 1995

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 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

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            JAB2

            Volume one, number two | Fall 1994

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 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

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            JAB1

            Edition one, volume one | Spring 1994

            No originals left. Color laser-printed facsimile: $15 individual; $40 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

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