Buckminster Fuller

Inventor, designer, poet, futurist; born in Milton, Massachusetts. (great-nephew of Margaret Fuller). Leaving Harvard early, he largely educated himself while working at industrial jobs and serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I. One of the century's most original minds, he free-lanced his talents, solving problems of human shelter, nutrition, transportation, environmental pollution, and decreasing world resources, developing over 2,000 patents in the process. He developed the Dymaxion ("dynamic and maximum efficiency') House in 1927, and the Dymaxion streamlined, omnidirectional car in 1932.

Fuller wrote some 25 books, notably Nine Chains to the Moon (1938), Utopia or Oblivion (1969), Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1969), and Critical Path (1981). An enthusiastic educationist, he held a chair at Southern Illinois University (1959--75), and in 1962 became professor of poetry at Harvard. In his later decades he was a popular public lecturer, promoting a global strategy of seeking to do more with less through technology. His inventions include the 1927 Dymaxion House, the 1933 Dymaxion Car and, foremost, the 1947 geodesic dome. He has the distinction of having both his names used for a scientific entity, the "fullerene" (also known as a "bucky-ball"), a form of carbon whose molecule resembles his geodesic dome.

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Buckminster Fuller

An Anthology For The New Millennium

from St Martin's Press