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Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe

by K. Michael Hays, Dana Miller
     
 

From his geodesic dome to books popularizing the terms “spaceship earth” and “synergetics,” the life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was to create living environments that minimized consumption of the earth’s resources while maximizing interconnections with global systems of information and transportation. This book

Overview

From his geodesic dome to books popularizing the terms “spaceship earth” and “synergetics,” the life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was to create living environments that minimized consumption of the earth’s resources while maximizing interconnections with global systems of information and transportation. This book explores Fuller's extraordinary body of work focusing on his wide-ranging and sometimes controversial role within the worlds of art, architecture, and utopian thought.

The book chronicles Fuller’s profound, often prophetic contributions, including his environmentally sensitive building designs. The essays illuminate the underappreciated thematic interactions of many sculptors, painters, musicians, and architects with this self-described “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” including contemporary artists wrestling with Fuller’s legacy today.

Reproductions of original drawings and models—including those for Fuller’s 4D house, Wichita House, the Montreal Expo dome, and the sole extant Dymaxion car—plus a reprinted 1966 New Yorker profile on Fuller by Calvin Tomkins, complete the fascinating tribute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300126204
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
A Whitney Museum of American Art Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

K. Michael Hayes is Adjunct Curator of Architecture at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Professor of Architectural Theory at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Dana A. Miller is Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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