R. Buckminster Fuller (US), Inventions: Twelve Around One
   

drawing + silkscreen + photograph
1981
Grażyna Kulczyk Collection

R. Buckminster Fuller (US), Inventions: Twelve Around One
   

drawing + silkscreen + photograph
1981
Grażyna Kulczyk Collection

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Portfolio lists Fuller’s most iconic ideas and inventions. The thirteen pieces show the versatility of visionary thinking in dealing with global problems and threats faced by the Earth due to the unsustainable exploitation of its resources by man. Transegrity structures, geodesic dome, 4D house, or a roomy van with a very low fuel consumption sound like proposals of an efficient development of our civilization with no damage to the ecosystem we live in. Fuller designed the facilities that enabled secure, modern and economic bloom, while combining technology with ecology and full social responsibility.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), an American philosopher, visionary, designer and architect. Author of the geodesic dome and co-author of the transegrity structures. Fuller was awarded 28 United States patents. His theories and inventions went beyond the traditional fields of mathematics, engineering, ecology, and even the visual arts. He is also known as a writer and philosopher, transcendentalist (Nine Chains to the Moon,1938; Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1968, Utopia or Oblivion, 1969). Awarded 15 honorary doctorates, including of technical sciences, design, law, literature and fine arts. In the years 1974-1983, Fuller was the second World President of Mensa. His versatility of thinking assured him a place in the contemporary reflection on the global ecology, the development of construction engineering, and the distribution of information on equal footing with the holistic philosophy of the hippy circles.

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