Your Private Sky  : R. Buckminster Fuller : The Art of Design Science

Your Private Sky : R. Buckminster Fuller : The Art Of Design Science

by Richard Buckminster Fuller
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
3907044886
Pages
524 Pages
Published
Springer Science & Business Media , 1999
Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
"Bucky" was one of the most revolutionary technological visionaries of this century. As an architect, engineer, entrepreneur, poet, he was a quintessentially American, self-made man. But he was also an out-sider: a technologist with a poet's imagination who already developed theories of environmental control in the thirties ("more with less") and anticipated the globalization of our planet ("think global - act local"). This visual reader documents and examines Fuller's theories, ideas, designs, and projects. It also takes an analytical look at his ideology of technology as the panacea. With numerous illustrations, many published here for the first time, as well as texts by Fuller and the editors. The publication presents Buckminster Fuller's creations as a dazzling expression of this unconditionally optimistic technocrat whose vision of driverless Spaceship Earth led him to examine the principles of maximizing effects in the most diverse sectors of design and construction.

The architect Claude Lichtenstein (born in 1949) was curator at the museum for organization in Zurich from 1985 - 2000. He is lecturer for architecture, design and environmental design at three Swiss universities of applied science.

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