ReadyMade: How to Make [Almost] Everything

 

I received this as a gift last year, and it’s worth a flip-through, if not a proper read. It’s got a few projects that are really quite doable, and a few that are worth a chuckle.

“Each section begins with a history of the “raw” material, designed to make readers more aware of the environment and the uses of these materials…the authors also offer how-to advice, both silly (how to write a love note) and useful (how to self-publish). The playfulness extends to noncraft instruction on what to do with plastic (“how to start a business on credit cards”) and glass (“how to break through your own glass ceiling”). Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who coined the term “readymade,” the authors are interested in encouraging creative thinking as much as, if not more than, making re-purposed objects.”

[posted by katie]

 

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