Another Earth Catalog
After making the Exhibition “the Future was already here” Internet Kunstverein Leipzig , Winter 2011, I Continued working on the Topic of 20th Century Future Utopias. Following this lead the “Whole Earth Catalogue” Crossed my way. It was Published from 1968 to 1972 als a Series of books, introducing publications and Production relevant to that Times counterculture. One couldn’t Buy anything there. It offered aus the subtitle said “Access to Tools” for the mind or daily life.
I Applied for the Arthur Boskamp Award in 2012 which was dedicated to the Subjekt of Books and writing, Introducing the idea to make a book about the “Whole Earth Catalog”. I was asking myself if any and if so which Ideas of the Hippie-counterculture had become part of our lives These days. The Book “Another Earth Catalog” would be a Time machine, Looking at Ideas of the past Nostalgic or visionary.
I was granted
My Book “Another Earth Catalog” was Published in 2012 and become quite a Qusuccess.
The Second Edition was an extended version of the book. The third Edition is about to come.
Design: Fabian Reimann
192 pp., English, sewn paperback with 171 illustrations
Spector Books, Leipzig 2012
“Fabian Reimann uses the »Whole Earth Catalog«, first published in 1968 as a concise reference of tools for the improvement of the world and the self, as the starting point for the final issue of his own, visual-essay style Egozine »freeman’s journal«, now in its tenth year.
His »Another Earth Catalog«, only interrupted once by a personal essay, consists of a continuous stream of images: reproductions of the Utopian visions of the late 1960s – including not only material published in the »Whole Earth Catalog«, but also of other visionary projects from the Cold War period and the dawn of Postmodernism. Fabian Reimann loosely maintains the five categories of the »Catalog« (Understanding Whole Systems, Shelter and Land Use, Industry and Craft, Communications, Community, Nomadics and Learning) and connects the visions of the late 1960s with current images that show developments which can be traced back to the fantasies of these earlier times.”