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This book complements the volume R. Buckminster Fuller, Your Private Sky: Design Art Science and gives an authentic insight into the development of Fuller's architectonic, technical and anthropological concepts. This poet of technology was a poet as engineer, a thinker as designer, an artist as researcher who left an immense testament of writings - including texts of visionary importance, great consistency, penetrating linguistic force and not least of urgent topicality. The book documents various aspects of his widely ramified publications. Fuller spoke to the whole world, indeed to Spaceship Earth, the metaphor that he coined in 1950.

He did this as one of the greatest and incomparably original individuals of our time in a genuinely American sense. Some of the texts are published here for the first time, such as his first programmatic manuscript Lightful Houses (1928), an informative lecture text on Dymaxion House (1929), his Letter to Einstein (1944) and the convolute Noah's ArkII (1951) as a commented facsimile. Photographs from Fuller's estate complement the texts.

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This title, which complements the volume Your Private Sky: The Art of Design Science (see page 44), gives an authentic insight into the development of Fuller's architectonic, technical, and anthropological concepts. Fuller was the epitome of the poet as engineer, the thinker as designer, the artist as researcher. He left behind a voluminous quantity of writing, including texts of visionary importance and penetrating linguistic force, as well as of urgent topicality. The book documents various aspects of Fuller's widely respected texts. These testaments were intended to be shared with the whole world, or, as Fuller coined it in 1950, with "Spaceship Earth".

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ISBN:
9783907044940
Subtitle:
Best of Friends
Editor:
Krauss, Joachim
Editor:
Krauss, Joachim
Editor:
Lichtenstein, Claude
Author:
Fuller, R. Buckminster
Author:
Sadao, Shoji
Editor:
Lichtenstein, Claude
Author:
Lichtenstein, Claude
Publisher:
5 Continents Editions
Location:
Baden, Switzerland
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Technology and civilization
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Fuller, r. buckminster (richard buckminster),
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series Volume:
88
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
264 duotone illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.50 x 9.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , This title, which complements the volume Your Private Sky: The Art of Design Science (see page 44), gives an authentic insight into the development of Fuller's architectonic, technical, and anthropological concepts. Fuller was the epitome of the poet as engineer, the thinker as designer, the artist as researcher. He left behind a voluminous quantity of writing, including texts of visionary importance and penetrating linguistic force, as well as of urgent topicality. The book documents various aspects of Fuller's widely respected texts. These testaments were intended to be shared with the whole world, or, as Fuller coined it in 1950, with "Spaceship Earth".
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