Blueprint for Counter Education: Expanded reprint
Blueprint for Counter Education: Expanded reprint

Blueprint for Counter Education is one of the defining (but neglected) works of radical pedagogy of the Vietnam War era. Originally published in 1970 and integral to the design of the Critical Studies curriculum at CalArts, the box set contains large graphic posters that serve as a portable learning environment for a new process-based model of education, and a bibliography and checklist that map patterns and relationships between radical thought and artistic practices—from the avant-gardes to postmodernism—with Marcuse and McLuhan serving as points of anchorage.

Inventory Press produced a full reprint of Blueprint in 2016. Accompanying the new facsimile edition of the book and posters, an 80-page booklet features a conversation with the original Blueprint creators Maurice Stein, Larry Miller, and designer Marshall Henrichs, as well as essays from Jeffrey Schnapp, Paul Cronin, and notes on the design by Adam Michaels.

Adam Michaels, Shannon Harvey, Eugenia Bell; original design by Marshall Henrichs

7 ⅞ × 10 ⅝ inch slipcase containing two softcover books

and three 45 × 37 ¼ inch posters