Friday, September 7, 2018

Build Your Own Moon Settlement (1973)



Yeah September is here, which means I am off the web for a while so I wanted to leave you with a "juicy" post.  This is an amazing book called "Build Your Own Moon Settlement." It is both a craft book and a space architecture book.  

Written by a real architect it is not an "adult" book but seems more directed to older children and curious/crafty adults. It is hard to find and I have never had the nerve to actually build the Moon settlement.  Basically the last few pages of the book is the punch-outs that you can fold into various structures. 


Wilson, Forrest. Build Your Own Moon Settlement. New York: Pantheon Books. (32 p.) 21 x 28 cm. Softcover. 1973


With very limited "space art" this book is a craft book that allows you to build cardboard models of some of the major modules a Moon settlement would need. Written by an architect, its 27 pages of text outline his ideas for how a colony would work. A unique book, characteristic of this post-Moon landing period. 

I don't have a lot to add right now, I just really enjoy his line drawings of the moon buildings and their intended functions. I hope you enjoy them too.