Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907044940

Category: Design

Page: 320

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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.

Your Private Sky

Discourse

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: 9783907044957

Category: Aufsatzsammlung - Fuller, Richard Buckminster - Architektur

Page: 336

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Dieses Buch ergAnzt den Band "Your Private Sky: Design als Kunst einer Wissenschaft" und gibt einen authentischen Einblick in die Entwicklung der architektonischen, technischen und anthropologischen Konzepte Fullers. Dieser "Poet der Technologie" war als Ingenieur ein Dichter, als Designer ein Denker, als Forscher ein KA1/4nstler, dessen schriftlicher Nachlass einen enormen Umfang aufweist - darunter Texte von visionArer Bedeutung, von hoher Konsistenz, eindringlicher Sprachkraft und nicht zuletzt drAngender AktualitAt. "Bucky" war ein Navigator im wissenschaftlichen, kulturellen und sozialen Netzwerk - einer der grossen Beweger dieses Jahrhunderts. Einige Texte werden hier erstmals verAffentlicht: z.B. sein erstes programmatisches Manuskript "Lightful Houses" (1928), eine aufschlussreiche Vortragsmitschrift zum "Dymaxion House" (1929), sein Brief an Einstein (1944) oder das Konvolut "Noah's Ark II" (1951).

Education Automation

Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 3037781998

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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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

A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: 303778198X

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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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

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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.

Atlas der nie gebauten Bauwerke

Eine Geschichte großer Visionen

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434430

Category: History

Page: 256

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Fantastisch geplant, nie verwirklicht Ein Wolkenkratzer, der 1,6 Kilometer hoch ist und 528 Stockwerke hat, eine Glaskuppel, die den größten Teil Manhattans bedeckt, ein Triumphbogen in Form eines Elefanten, Leonardo da Vincis Stadt auf zwei Ebenen: mit den nicht gebauten Projekten wurden anspruchsvolle neue Ideen erforscht, Konventionen hinterfragt und Wege in die Zukunft gewiesen. Einige von ihnen sind Meisterwerke, andere vergnügliche Fantasien. Manche Ideen erscheinen unglaublich kühn. Aber sie verweisen auch auf Gebäude, die Jahrzehnte später entstanden sind, wie das Eden Projekt, ein botanischer Garten, unter Kunststoffkuppeln in Cornwall, oder das Hochhaus The Shard in London.

World Architecture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Buckminster Fuller

Designing for Mobility

Author: Michael John Gorman

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

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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 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.

Arch + [i.e. plus]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Buckminster Fuller

Starting with the Universe

Author: K. Michael Hays,Dana Miller

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

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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.

Open House

Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living

Author: Alexander von Vegesack,Jochen Eisenbrand

Publisher: Vitra Design Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 267

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Twelve emerging architectural firms have been asked to develop visionary answers to the way the new technologies change residential architecture in the near future? Their architectural visionary projects will be presented in detail in the Open House catalogue and will be complemented by an introductory essay putting the designs in the context of general tendencies of contemporary architecture.

Counterculture Green

The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism

Author: Andrew G. Kirk

Publisher: Goodman Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 303

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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.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Richard Paul Lohse

Supplement

Author: Richard Paul Lohse,Christoph Bignens,Jörg Stürzebecher,Richard Paul Lohse-Stiftung,Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Bookforum

The Book Review for Art and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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Featherweights

Light, Mobile and Floating Architecture

Author: Oliver Herwig

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791328560

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 3783

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.

Fuller houses

R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion dwellings and other domestic adventures

Author: Federico Neder

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 7263

"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.