Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Created: 03/27/11
Last Edited: 07/25/13
Book designed for Buckminster Fuller's Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth;
5.75” X 0.75” X 8.75”
Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket
  • Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller
  • This book was designed for Buckminster Fuller’s Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth.

    Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is very deliberate, confusing, and somehow extremely organized despite its chaotic nature. My main goals were to create a visual representation of the inner workings of Buckminster Fuller’s mind when he wrote this manuscript and to visualize the essence of the text.

    Fuller theorizes how systems in the universe interact with one another, and through these interactions the main point of the text is eventually constructed by the reader. This is how the book is engineered-it is a series of systems, rules, and guides that interact with one another to present the message.

    Note: photographs are of selected spreads from the book; not all spreads are shown in this file

    See also: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth poster 

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