Your Private Sky

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3907044940
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Design

R. Buckminster Fuller was a poet of technology-an engineer, thinker, designer, and artist-who left an important body of work to this planet, "Spaceship Earth," as he called it in 1950. The companion volumn to Your Private Sky: Design Art Science gives authentic insight into the development of Fuller's architectonic, technical, and anthropological concepts.

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
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
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

Richard Paul Lohse

Author: Christoph Bignens
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015056277182
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Constructivism (Art)

Edited by Richard Paul Lohse. Essays by Christoph Bignens, Vera Hausdorff, Hans Heinz Holz, Michael Lenz, Bela Stetzer, Jorg Sturzebecher.

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.


Author: Oliver Herwig
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 3791328565
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Architecture

Covering everything from pre-fab houses to inflatable buildings, Teflon membranes to zero-gravity designs, utopian architecture to virtual cities, this fascinating exploration of lightness in architecture offers exciting glimpses into a future in which gravity is optional. Book jacket.

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.

Counterculture Green

Author: Andrew G. Kirk
Publisher: Goodman Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015073655477
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

For many, it was more than a publication: it was a way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog billed itself as "Access to Tools, " and it grew from a Bay Area blip to a national phenomenon catering to hippies, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in self-sufficiency independent of mainstream America (now known as "living off the grid"). In recovering the history of the Catalog's unique brand of environmentalism, historian Kirk recounts how Stewart Brand and the Point Foundation promoted a philosophy of pragmatic environmentalism that celebrated technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living. Kirk shows us that Whole Earth was more than a mere counterculture fad. At a time when many of these ideas were seen as heretical to a predominantly wilderness-based movement, it became a critical forum for environmental alternatives and a model for how complicated ecological ideas could be presented in a hopeful and even humorous way.--From publisher description.

Fuller houses

Author: Federico Neder
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610003
Release Date: 2008-09-03
Genre: Architecture

"Buckminster Fuller's 1929-46 Dymaxion House initiated a series of dwelling prototypes that radically challenged housing norms, plunging the very nature of domestic space into crisis. Through a series of interwoven vignettes, Federico Neder unveils the conflicted spatiality of Fuller's houses. Neder tracks the transforming Dymaxion House as it moves through a universe where its materials and forms commingle with those of vehicles, clothing, and furniture. The journey invokes other landmark twentieth-century dwellings, tracing the ongoing influence of the Dymaxion prototypes. In the process, we discover how Fuller's visions of the dwelling environment transcend the boundaries of his house's gleaming shell, foreshadowing radical technological, social, and cultural changes in the art of living."--BOOK JACKET.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105121666916
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Arts