It is a collection of older books and reference materials that Temporary Services has found inspiring while doing our own projects and living our lives. The Self-Reliance Library contains recently published titles as well as out of print books we are just discovering. It includes a couple of our own publications as well. The collection is designed to provoke the reader, solve creative problems, or suggest imaginative directions for a range of creative practices.
Topics in the Self-Reliance Library include: visionary architecture, desperate or wildly imaginative mobility, miniature architecture and nomadic living, self-publishing and design, everyday repair solutions, designs for fantasy worlds and alternate realities, technologies used in prisons and other restrictive or impoverished settings, ecologically sound living, survivalism, weapon production for self defense or recreation, skill-sharing, and approaches to living radically.
This booklet includes color reproductions of the covers of twenty-six of the books in the library, and short writings on all forty-nine titles.