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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Buckminster Fuller Page

I was brought to the attention of the Buckminster Fuller page of Artsy.net.  We had some brief interactions in the 70s about his innovation and architectural design.  See my post in 2008 about retrospectives then.

" .... Best known for popularizing the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster Fuller produced theories and contributions to science, architecture, and design that amounted to a sweeping and utopian vision for the future. Self-described as a “comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist,” Fuller sought to alter the landscape of daily life with his prefabricated homes and cutting-edge vehicles. “My objective was humanity’s comprehensive success in the universe,” he once said. His projects include the “Dymaxion” house and car, whose simplicity and adaptability to different landscapes were intended for mass production and efficient living, though neither was ever made widely available. The spirit of Fuller’s inventiveness remains influential to present-day entrepreneurs, artists, and inventors alike. ... " 
American, 1895–1983, Milton, Massachusetts, based in Los Angeles, California  ... " 

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