JAB: Journal of Artists' Books / Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

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Identifier: REF.SE.1397
Dimensions: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Creation dates: 2008 - 2012
Edited by: Brad Freeman
Was created at: Chicago
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Artists' books [sh85008302], Paper art [sh97000127], Letterpress printing [sh95001685], Printmaking, creating with the arts [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83734394]
JAB was conceived and first published in 1994 by Brad Freeman. JAB had many iterations of publishers as the project moved around with its founder, until 2006 when it was first affiliated with Columbia College Chicago. JAB's mission is to expand the audience for artists' books and to engage with the many intersections that occur in the field of artists' books. The journal was meant to showcase artists' works by including small inserts and collaborative projects; sometimes entire issues are conceived by individual artists. JAB is published twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

"JAB- The Journal of Artists' Books is dedicated to elevating the level of discourse in artists' books by providing a critical forum for debate about theoretical and creative issues. Artists' books exist at the intersections of photography, poetry, visual arts, experimental literature, and publishing. As a forum for the study of these works, JAB publishes critical and theoretical articles, reviews of books and exhibitions, documentation of current activity through interviews with artists and publishers, as well as commentary on conferences and other book art related activities." - JAB Issue 28 Colophon

The CBA holdings include:
Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 1994
Issue 6, Fall 1996
Issue 7, Spring 1997
Issue 8, Fall 1997
Issue 9, Spring 1998
Issue 10, Fall 1998
Issue 11, Spring 1999
Issue 12, Fall 1999
Issue 13, Spring 2000
Issue 14, Fall 2000
Issue 15, Spring 2001
Issue 16, Fall 2001
Issue 17, Spring 2002
Issue 18, Fall 2002
Issue 19, Spring 2003
Issue 20, Fall 2003
Issue 21, Spring 2007
Issue 22, Fall 2007
Issue 23, Spring 2008
Issue 24, Fall 2008
Issue 25, Spring 2009
Issue 26, Fall 2009
Issue 27, Spring 2010
Issue 28, Fall 2010
Issue 29, Spring 2011
Issue 30, Fall 2011
Issue 31, Spring 2012
Issue 32, Fall 2012
Issue 33, Spring 2013
Issue 34, Fall 2013
Issue 35, Spring 2014
Issue 36, Fall 2014
Issue 37, Spring 2015
Issue 38, Fall 2015
Issue 39, Spring 2016
Issue 40, Fall 2016
Issue 41, Spring 2017
Issue 42, Fall 2017
Issue 43, Spring 2018
Issue 44, Fall 2018
CBA holdings also include a printed addendum to volume 1 number 2 from the Fall of 1994