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Buckminster Fuller : designing for mobility

Author: Michael John Gorman
Publisher: Milan : Skira ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed as one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is known as an American visionary. Designer, architect, engineer, inventor, and philosopher, he was undeniably one of the key innovators of the 20th century.This volume provides a visually rich and complete overview of Fuller's design and architectural production, situating Fuller's projects in their historical context. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Gorman, Michael John.
Buckminster Fuller.
Milan : Skira ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005
(OCoLC)607593524
Named Person: R Buckminster Fuller; R Buckminster Fuller; Richard Buckminster Fuller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Gorman
ISBN: 8876242651 9788876242656
OCLC Number: 60838512
Description: 207 p. ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
Contents: The 1927 crisis --
Stating the problem: 4D timelock --
The Dymaxion house --
Shelter --
Early geodesic experiments --
The geodesic dome --
Featherlight structures --
Eden?
Responsibility: Michael John Gorman.
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Hailed as one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is known as an American visionary. Designer, architect, engineer, inventor, and philosopher, he was undeniably one of the key innovators of the 20th century.This volume provides a visually rich and complete overview of Fuller's design and architectural production, situating Fuller's projects in their historical context. The book features never-before-published material from the Fuller archives that were recently donated to Stanford University.Michael John Gorman's essay offers an in-depth analysis of Fuller's work-focusing more attention on his innovative architectural projects than to other aspects of Fuller's "design science"-as well as an interesting perspective on post-war American society and architectural culture. Chapters include concepts of Fuller's philosophy, his manifesto for mass-produced housing, the role of mobile shelter in transforming behavior, geodesic domes, and Fuller's early experiments. Fuller's achievements, astonishing design, and production are fully documented using original and often unknown archival materials.

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