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R. Buckminster Fuller World Man

R. Buckminster Fuller World Man

Princeton Architectural Press

By Daniel López-Pérez, editor


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Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was one of the most
innovative and influential thinkers of the twentieth
century. Best known as the inventor of the geodesic
dome, Fuller sought out long-term, technology-led
solutions to the world’s most pressing social and
environmental problems. His prodigious creative
output—from visionary architectural works and
experimental structures to expressive drawings and
poetic musings—foreshadowed today’s green design
and prefab housing movements. R.Buckminster Fuller:
World Man documents his never-before-published
1966 Kassler lecture at Princeton University School
of Architecture. Delivered at the height of his career
(Fuller had appeared on the cover of Time magazine in
1964), he used the lecture to reflect on and synthesize
his most significant concepts. In addition to a faithful
facsimile of the lecture’s typewritten transcript, the
book includes an introductory essay on Fuller’s work,
a glossary of key terms and phrases, and an interview
with Robert Geddes, the dean responsible for bringing
Fuller to teach and lecture at the school.

• Appeals to designers, students, environmentalists,
and Fuller scholars

• Sheds new light on Fuller’s extensive body of work

• Offers a rare opportunity to read an original facsimile
of a lecture by Fuller

• Part of a new series by the Princeton University School
of Architecture that documents the celebrated Kassler
lecture series

More Details

Size: 5.5 x 8 in in;
Pages: 144 pp / 25 color / 25 b+w pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: December 2013
ISBN: 9781616890940
ISBN10: 1616890940