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Buckminster Fuller : designing for mobility

Author: Michael John Gorman
Publisher: Milan : Skira ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gorman, Michael John.
Buckminster Fuller.
Milan : Skira ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2005
(DLC) 2005283974
(OCoLC)60838512
Named Person: R Buckminster Fuller; R Buckminster Fuller; R Buckminster Fuller; Richard Buckminster Fuller
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Gorman
OCLC Number: 607593524
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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Abstract:

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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