“Broken Manual” was created between 2006-2010, and is an investigation of places in which people retreat to escape civilization. Together with the mysterious Lester B. Morrison, Alec Soth created an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives.
“In the case of Broken Manual, I really wanted to extend that space. The work is about distance and the longing for separation.” - Alec Soth (interview on thesartorialist)
Instead of publishing a special edition afterwards, “Broken Manual” came out first in an edition of 300, were each copy of the book is housed inside of another, one-of-a-kind book. Signed and numbered with a 8×10” print.
The “normal” softcover edition, will be published by Steidl in June 2012.
During the time Alec Soth was working on “Broken Manual”, a camera crew accompanied him during the preliminary stage of his project. The result is the film “Somewhere to Disappear”, which hopefully will come out as a DVD soon.@1 year ago with 2 notes
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