Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller,Joachim Krausse,Claude Lichtenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907044940

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 1155

"In this companion volume to the "visual reader" Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller; The Art of Design Science Fuller is heard primarily through his own writings, in which he expounded his world view and his ideas about design. Essays by other authors supplement and augment the selection of Fuller texts. The book collects important unpublished works and key texts that are not easily available, choosing from all phases of his creativity, and places them in the context of an art and science of design, in the sense implied in Fuller's term design science. The selection of texts provides access to Fuller's central concepts at the point they were first developed and presents them in their earliest valid formulation. The book thus affords a genuine look into his workshop of ideas. The volume includes texts that have become classics in the philosophy of design: Fuller's first essay, "Lightful Houses," the lecture on his Dymaxion House, the first papers on synergetic geometry, and the tensegrity essay. The book also includes a facsimile of his previously unpublished basic text on the construction of geodesic domes, "Noah's Ark #2.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller,Joachim Krausse,Claude Lichtenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907044940

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 9902

"In this companion volume to the "visual reader" Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller; The Art of Design Science Fuller is heard primarily through his own writings, in which he expounded his world view and his ideas about design. Essays by other authors supplement and augment the selection of Fuller texts. The book collects important unpublished works and key texts that are not easily available, choosing from all phases of his creativity, and places them in the context of an art and science of design, in the sense implied in Fuller's term design science. The selection of texts provides access to Fuller's central concepts at the point they were first developed and presents them in their earliest valid formulation. The book thus affords a genuine look into his workshop of ideas. The volume includes texts that have become classics in the philosophy of design: Fuller's first essay, "Lightful Houses," the lecture on his Dymaxion House, the first papers on synergetic geometry, and the tensegrity essay. The book also includes a facsimile of his previously unpublished basic text on the construction of geodesic domes, "Noah's Ark #2.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Buckminster Fuller

Anthology for the New Millennium

Author: Thomas T. K. Zung

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312288907

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 7005

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.

Buckminster Fuller

Starting with the Universe

Author: K. Michael Hays,Dana Miller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 1304

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.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0553494953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 219

View: 6783

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.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 2109

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

Education Automation

Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 3037781998

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 939

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

Utopia or Oblivion

The Prospects for Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 8734

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.

Ideas and Integrities

A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 303778198X

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 4041

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

The Prospects for Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 5473

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.

Untitled Epic Poem on the History of Industrialization

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0671204785

Category: Architecture

Page: 227

View: 1998

Jonathan Williams and Fuller became friends at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the 1930s. Williams was delighted when in 1962 Fuller offered him a grant to help bring out this long poem in the Jargon Press series. Williams knew nothing about the concurrent Simon and Schuster edition until some years later when he came across a copy in a bookstore. Given Fuller’s casual approach to the publishing process this kind of funny coincidence was not unusual. Russell Davenport was an editor at Fortune magazine during the period from 1938 to 1940 when Fuller was a consultant. (Davenport was later national campaign manager for Wendell Willkie in the Republican campaign of 1940.) Almost buried on the back of the folded inside flap copy of the Jargon edition is Fuller’s statement that he and Davenport closely collaborated on the Industrialization piece: “About 10 percent of the wording was Davenport’s” and “... neither of us ever hoped it would find a publisher.” In the introduction Davenport describes Fuller as “not a poet in words” but “a poet in science,” and he had once described Fuller in Fortune as “the first poet of industrialization.” Hugh Kenner has characterized this anthem to American industry as “our only readable didactic poem.” Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Critical Path

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 0996827803

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 6141

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

Designing for Mobility

Author: Michael John Gorman

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 2499

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,R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410218186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 148

View: 8900

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.

The Girl from Spaceship Earth

A True Story

Author: Patricia Ravasio

Publisher: Chapman Park Books

ISBN: 0999046314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 8121

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.

As Found

The Discovery of the Ordinary ; [British Architecture and Art of the 1950s ; Parallel of Life and Art, New Brutalism, Independent Group, Free Cinema, Angry Young Men, Kitchen Sink]

Author: Claude Lichtenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907078433

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

View: 4454

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.

Impossible Heights

Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Author: Adnan Morshed

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816673195

Category: Architecture

Page: 313

View: 4216

The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ‘30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights, Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged from this valorization of heights and their impact on the built environment. The lofty vantage point from the sky ushered in a modernist impulse to cleanse crowded twentieth-century cities in anticipation of an ideal world of tomorrow. Inspired by great new heights, American architects became central to this endeavor and were regarded as heroic aviators. Combining close readings of a broad range of archival sources, Morshed offers new interpretations of works such as Hugh Ferriss’s Metropolis drawings, Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion houses, and Norman Bel Geddes’s Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Transformed by the populist imagination into “master builders,” these designers helped produce a new form of visuality: the aesthetics of ascension. By demonstrating how aerial movement and height intersect with popular “superman” discourses of the time, Morshed reveals the relationship between architecture, art, science, and interwar pop culture. Featuring a marvelous array of never before published illustrations, this richly textured study of utopian imaginings illustrates America’s propulsion into a new cultural consciousness.

You Belong to the Universe

Buckminster Fuller and the Future

Author: Jonathon Keats

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933823X

Category: Architects

Page: 208

View: 1367

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem-solving to present-day problems A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and life-long devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive ideas were often dismissed, and have faded from public memory since his death. You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity." Critic and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats sets out to revive Fuller's unconventional practice of comprehensive anticipatory design, placing Fuller's philosophy in a modern context and dispelling much of the mythology surrounding Fuller's life. Keats argues that Fuller's life and ideas, namely doing "the most with the least," are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colorful world, Keats applies Fuller's most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary. From transportation to climate change, urban design to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller's holistic problem-solving techniques may be the only means of addressing some of the world's most pressing issues. Keats's timely book challenges each of us to become comprehensive anticipatory design scientists, providing the necessary tools for continuing Fuller's legacy of improving the world.

David Blume's Alcohol Can be a Gas!

Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

Author: David Blume

Publisher: International Inst for Ecological Agric

ISBN: 9780979043772

Category: Science

Page: 596

View: 3598

The only comprehensive book ever written on alcohol fuel production and use for home and farm. Until now, it has been very difficult for farmers, contractors, alternative energy aficionados, those concerned about Peak Oil, and small-scale entrepreneurs to obtain good, accurate information on producing alcohol, or on converting vehicles to run on the fuel. Now, Alcohol Can Be a Gas! provides the definitive reference on alcohol fuel. Simultaneous.