Your Private Sky

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3907044886
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Design

Buckminster Fuller was one of the most revolutionary technological visionaries of this century. As an architect, engineer, entrepreneur, & poet, he was the quintessential American self-made man. But he was also an outsider, a technical expert with a poet's imagination who by the 1930s had already developed theories on environmental issues & anticipated the rapid globalization of our planet. Book documents & examines Fuller's theories, ideas, designs, & projects.

Education Automation

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN: 9783037781999
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Buckminster Fuller’s prophetic 1962 book “Education Automation” brilliantly anticipated the need to rethink learning in light of a dawning revolution in informational technology – “upcoming major world industry.” Along with other essays on education, including “Breaking the Shell of Permitted Ignorance,” “Children: the True Scientists” and “Mistake Mystique” this volume presents a powerful approach for preparing ourselves to face epochal changes on spaceship earth: “whether we are going to make it or not... is really up to each one of us; it is not something we can delegate to the politicians – what kind of world are you really going to have?” Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Ideas and Integrities

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN: 9783037781982
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Architecture

In “Ideas and Integrities” Buckminster Fuller describes the revolutionary designs and concepts he has pioneered – among them the geodesic dome, the Dymaxion world map, the Dymaxion 4-D house, the Dymaxion 4-D automobile, and the countless other structures and creations that have changed the face of America and the world. And he sets forth his amazing and challenging ideas for the world of the future – ideas that would revolutionize everything from university education to bathroom design, ideas that, above all, demonstrate how we can and must make far more imaginative and efficient use of the resources now available to us to ensure a better standard of living for all men. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Utopia or Oblivion

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Architecture

Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity – for the first time in its history – has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. “This is what man tends to call utopia. It’s a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe — the alternative of which is oblivion.” R. Buckminster Fuller.

And It Came to Pass Not to Stay

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN:
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Genre: Architecture

And it Came to Pass – Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays” in a form he called his “ventilated prose” which address global crises and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know,” “What I am Trying to Do,” “Soft Revolution,” and “Ethics,” put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.” In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

Author: K. Michael Hays
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015076130593
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

From his geodesic dome to books popularizing the terms “spaceship earth” and “synergetics,” the life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was to create living environments that minimized consumption of the earth’s resources while maximizing interconnections with global systems of information and transportation. This book explores Fuller's extraordinary body of work focusing on his wide-ranging and sometimes controversial role within the worlds of art, architecture, and utopian thought. The book chronicles Fuller’s profound, often prophetic contributions, including his environmentally sensitive building designs. The essays illuminate the underappreciated thematic interactions of many sculptors, painters, musicians, and architects with this self-described “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” including contemporary artists wrestling with Fuller’s legacy today. Reproductions of original drawings and models—including those for Fuller’s 4D house, Wichita House, the Montreal Expo dome, and the sole extant Dymaxion car—plus a reprinted 1966 New Yorker profile on Fuller by Calvin Tomkins, complete the fascinating tribute.

Buckminster Fuller

Author: Thomas T. K. Zung
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312288905
Release Date: 2002-03-20
Genre: Architecture

Spanning the full career of Buckminster Fuller, a compelling anthology of writings by a remarkable American visionary takes readers into the mind of the man who invented the geodesic dome and coined the expression "Spaceship Earth." Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN:
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Genre: Architecture

One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 9780553494952
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor island community founded by slaves that the town fathers want to change into a tourist spot.

Critical Path

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN: 9780996827805
Release Date: 1982-02-15
Genre: Architecture

The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work. Critical Path traces the origins and evolution of humanity’s social, political, and economic systems from the obscure mists of prehistory, through the development of the great political empires, to the vast international corporate and political systems that control our destiny today to show how we got to our present situation and what options are available to man. With his customary brilliance, extraordinary energy, and unlimited devotion, Bucky Fuller shows how mankind can survive, and how each individual can respond to the unprecedented threat we face today. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

Buckminster Fuller

Author: Michael John Gorman
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
ISBN: UOM:39015062572345
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

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.

A Study of a Prototype Floating Community

Author: Foundation Triton Foundation
Publisher:
ISBN: 141021818X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Triton was a concept for an anchored floating city for 100,000 people that would be located just offshore and connected with bridges to the mainland. When President Johnson left office he took the model with him and installed it in his Presidential Library in Texas. This is the complete design report prepared by R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) and his Triton Foundation staff for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As Found

Author: Claude Lichtenstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3907078438
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Architecture

British art and architecture of the 1950s are little known but extraordinarily topical today. Of particular relevance are the activities of the Independent Group, a loosely structured organization whose members included artists Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Magda Cordell, photographer Nigel Henderson, critics Reyner Banham and Lawrence Alloway, and architects Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling, and Colin St. John Wilson, who sought the essence of the everyday through a sensitivity to the hardships and charm of life in the raw. As Found encounters the transdisciplinary relationship between the constructed environment as it is visually perceived and verbally expressed.

The Girl from Spaceship Earth

Author: Patricia Ravasio
Publisher: Chapman Park Books
ISBN: 9780999046319
Release Date: 2017-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The true story of how iconic futurist Bucky Fuller inspired a young woman to keep alive his ideas for saving our dear Spaceship Earth. At twenty-four, an eager journalist pledges to R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky) that she will share his “urgent messages for humanity” with the world. His 1982 warnings about the future of humanity and climate change shake her to the core, but not until 9/11, when his dire predictions about America’s failure start to come true, does she wake up and realize her promise has come due. Digging into Fuller’s archives at Stanford, she unearths alarming revelations that fuel already outsized passions about what Bucky called “the greatest crime ever committed against humanity.” Her outspoken obsessions about big oil’s shenanigans threaten her relationships and her sanity, and yet she persists. She must let nothing stop her from living up to her promise to the man once known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century. This pop nonfiction novel shares the practical utopian wisdom of twentieth-century American genius R. Buckminster Fuller. The famous Bucky’s profoundly relevant warnings in 1982 about the need to wean humanity off fossil fuels sends the author on a near frantic search for both the truth and her own voice, and will help readers do the same.

Designing the Internet of Things

Author: Adrian McEwen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118430651
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Computers

Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. Helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach Explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices Provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production If you'd like to design for the future, Designing the Internet of Things is a great place to start.