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BuckyWorks :Buckminster Fuller's ideas for today

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Publisher Comments:

"His alternative to politics was radical and deeply subversive.

If we are designed like other animals to be a success, then nature must have provided enough of everything needed for all to live a healthy existence. People living well would have little interest in fighting and destruction. Bucky decided that reliable information about resources and efficient design could identify and fairly distribute the Earth's resources, bringing a good life to all. Developing that information and putting it to work would be the mission of Guinea Pig B[ucky]." Baldwin

"Only energy-efficient, resource-efficient design could 'make the world work for everyone' for the first time in history. In 1927 Bucky started what he called the Design Science Revolution to bring this about. He set out to show what one ordinary person could do as a design scientist." —from BuckyWorks

Architect, mathematician, engineer, inventor, visionary humanist, educator, inspirational orator, and bestselling author, R. Buckminster Fuller has been rightly called "the 20th-century Leonardo da Vinci." Over the course of his long life, Fuller was showered with official honors (including forty-seven honorary degrees) for his contributions to design science as well as his pioneering work in the "whole systems" approach to solving global problems. But he is probably best remembered for his futuristic inventions—most notably, the geodesic dome, the strongest, most cost-effective structure ever devised. Since his death in 1983, appreciation for Fuller's ideas has grown steadily worldwide, culminating in 1995—the year of his centenary—with an unprecedented series of tributes and commemorative events, including the opening of the Fuller Institute in Santa Barbara, demonstrations of World Game(r), and a proliferation of Internet conferences and Web sites.

Written by a fellow inventor who worked with Fuller for more than three decades, BuckyWorks: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today is a celebration of the man and his ideas. More than just a biographical account or a historical treatise, it is a thought-provoking consideration of the importance of the Fuller legacy to our future and an inspiring synthesis of Fuller's major ideas and inventions. As one of Fuller's best-known disciples (or "artifacts," as he refers to himself), J. Baldwin encourages readers from all walks of life to share Fuller's unique, life-affirming vision of science and technology and to find new ways of applying Fuller's concepts and designs to solving today's problems and building a better future for all mankind.

Combining a compelling narrative account with more than 200 photographs and drawings, many previously unpublished, and dozens of revealing excerpts from his lectures and his conversations with the author, BuckyWorks will be among the most important tributes to the Fuller legacy to appear this year and for many years to come.

Book News Annotation:

A celebration of the designer and inventor's ideas, by a fellow inventor who worked with Fuller for three decades, describing his life-affirming vision of science and technology. Includes some 200 b&w photos and drawings, excerpts from lectures and conversations, and details on plans and working models for domes, structures, and transportation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"A pleasure to read." -Architectural Review

"A wonderful, nontechnical introduction to one of this century's most fascinating minds." -Whole Earth Review

"Original . . . [and] valuable, because it describes . . . Fuller's original techniques." -Architectural Record.

Architect, mathematician, engineer, inventor, visionary humanist, educator, inspirational orator, and bestselling author, R. Buckminster Fuller has been rightly called "the 20th-century Leonardo da Vinci." Written by a fellow inventor who worked with Fuller for more than three decades, BuckyWorks is an inspiring celebration of the man, his ideas, his inventions -and his legacy for our future. Featuring over 200 photographs and drawings, plus dozens of fascinating excerpts from Fuller's lectures and conversations with the author, this book offers a breathtaking inside look at one of the truly great minds of our time.

J. BALDWIN is an inventor and teacher who worked under, with, and for R. Buckminster Fuller for more than three decades. He served as an editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth Review for 25 years.

About the Author

J. BALDWIN is an inventor and teach-er who worked under, with, and for R. Buckminster Fuller for more than three decades. He served as an editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth Review for 25 years. Baldwin recently led the team that disassembled Fuller's 1945 Wichita Dymaxion House for use in a display at the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

Table of Contents

The Mission of Guinea Pig B. The Lightful House.

The Design Science Revolution.

Getting Around.

Domes.

The Sorcerer's Apprentices.

Instant Domes.

The Garden of Eden.

Megastructures.

Spaceship Earth.

Jobs and Work.

Appendices.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471129530
Subtitle:
Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Baldwin, J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Engineers
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Fuller, r. buckminster (richard buckminster),
Subject:
Fuller, R. Buckminster
Subject:
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Architectural History & Styles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
n:o 95
Publication Date:
19960402
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Secondary senior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
240 x 211 x 20 mm 29 oz

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Product details 256 pages John Wiley,c1996. - English 9780471129530 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A pleasure to read." -Architectural Review

"A wonderful, nontechnical introduction to one of this century's most fascinating minds." -Whole Earth Review

"Original . . . [and] valuable, because it describes . . . Fuller's original techniques." -Architectural Record.

Architect, mathematician, engineer, inventor, visionary humanist, educator, inspirational orator, and bestselling author, R. Buckminster Fuller has been rightly called "the 20th-century Leonardo da Vinci." Written by a fellow inventor who worked with Fuller for more than three decades, BuckyWorks is an inspiring celebration of the man, his ideas, his inventions -and his legacy for our future. Featuring over 200 photographs and drawings, plus dozens of fascinating excerpts from Fuller's lectures and conversations with the author, this book offers a breathtaking inside look at one of the truly great minds of our time.

J. BALDWIN is an inventor and teacher who worked under, with, and for R. Buckminster Fuller for more than three decades. He served as an editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth Review for 25 years.

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