Thursday, July 24, 2008

R. Buckminster Fuller

Article from my favorite new magazine, DOSSIER JOURNAL -

Long before Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", there was R. Buckminster Fuller.

One of the great American visionaries of the twentieth century, R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) endeavored to see what he, a single individual, might do to benefit the largest segment of humanity while consuming the minimum of the earth’s resources. Doing “more with less” was Fuller’s credo. He described himself as a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” setting forth to solve the escalating challenges that faced humanity before they became insurmountable.

The Whitney is offering a thorough retrospective of his work with the show Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe. If you're gonna be in NYC sometime before October, I suggest trying to see the show and then imagining the possibilities some combination of the ideas presented might create for your own modern dwelling and living.

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