Saturday, January 7, 2012
In Chicago I picked up Self-Reliance Library, a booklet put out by the Temporary Services collective. It's a great resource that assembles both older and more recent reference materials for creative living, including a lot of instructional manuals for Ant Farm-style environmental sculptures. I was curious and did a little sleuthing, which led me to the related site Public Collectors. WOW. Make sure to take a look at the amazing PDF catalog for cover-to-cover scans of many of the publications mentioned in the booklet. Here are a few samples drawn from a book called Working Big and a dymaxion how-to pamphlet called Domebook (all images from Public Collectors).