Item #39177 Drop City. Peter RABBIT.
Drop City.


Drop City.

NY: The Olympia Press, 1971. First edition (p/b original). 162pp. Photo-illustrated.

A near-contemporary history of the artists' commune in Colorado by early resident Peter Rabbit (aka Peter Douthit, poet and former Black Mountain College student), who chronicles its evolution through his own personal growth and change.

Drop City was founded in 1965 by four art students and filmmakers from the University of Kansas and University of Colorado, inspired by the architectural ideas of Buckminster Fuller and Steve Baer. The group became known for their self-constructed domes made out of recycled materials ("the garbage of America"), and in 1967 they won Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion award. After disbanding in the early 1970s, other communities were inspired by Drop City, including Libre, an artist commune also in Southern Colorado, founded by several ex-'Droppers', including Peter Rabbit.

Faint reading creases to spine; lower wrapper slightly marked; o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy.