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Critical Path

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1982-02-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780996827805

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Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work. Critical Path traces the origins and evolution of humanity’s social, political, and economic systems from the obscure mists of prehistory, through the development of the great political empires, to the vast international corporate and political systems that control our destiny today to show how we got to our present situation and what options are available to man. With his customary brilliance, extraordinary energy, and unlimited devotion, Bucky Fuller shows how mankind can survive, and how each individual can respond to the unprecedented threat we face today. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller,Daniel López-Pérez
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2019-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 3037786094

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R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller,Daniel López-Pérez Pdf

Pattern-Thinking' reassesses the work of Buckminster Fuller?unique hybrid between theoretician, architect, designer, educator, inventor, and author?as advancing contemporary models of design- research, practice, and pedagogy. Drawing extensively on Fuller?s archive, the book follows his unique process of translation between the physical and conceptual dimensions of design, to redefi ne our understanding of the relationships between geometry, structure, language, and intellectual property.00Rather than being organized around a chronology of distinct narratives, Pattern-Thinking follows these parallel explorations as the basis for Fuller?s artifacts and inventions. In the space between lines, models, words, and patents, it traces his ambition to measure physical experience in an ever- expanding pattern of relationships, while coordinating these into a conceptual network of words and concepts that shape the basis for his thinking. Advocating a multidisciplinary and political perspective, Fuller?s transversal logic expands the knowledge base of contemporary models of design, which seek to find broader participation and to address new publics.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2008-07-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Earth, Inc.

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 189 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1973-12-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780385018258

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Earth, Inc. by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

This book collects some of R. Buckminster Fuller’s most important recent writings on the subject of spaceship Earth: the big, interconnected, total system that is “the only one we’ve got.” These articles stress the need for considering our planet as a whole, rather than breaking it into its parts—as most of us continue to do. This theme is crucial to the thinking of Bucky Fuller, who, in addition to his many other appellations, has been called the “godfather” of the Whole Earth Catalog. “Humanity is acquiring the right technology for all the wrong reasons—and only as driven by looming wars and the fear of being annihilated by the enemy. Humanity could acquire the technology for the purpose of total success and enduring peace. We say we cannot afford it in peace times, but technology … not only pays for itself but [leads] inadvertently to the acquisition of greater wealth.” —from “Earthians’ Critical Moment” in Earth, Inc. From backflap Earth, Inc.

Utopia or Oblivion

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1963
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Utopia or Oblivion by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

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. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller

Author : Hsiao-yun Chu,Roberto G. Trujillo
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780804752091

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New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller by Hsiao-yun Chu,Roberto G. Trujillo Pdf

In this book, leading scholars in architecture, design, history, and communications discuss the work of R. Buckminster Fuller in the context of the larger social and cultural patterns of the twentieth century.

Grunch* of Giants

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1983-04-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780312351946

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Grunch* of Giants by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsibility of human beings for their own destiny. This book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives from an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. Fuller’s myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of a technological imperative which only he could raise with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution required to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx. —E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics 2, author of Cosmic Fishing: A Memoir of Working With R. Buckminster Fuller

Your Private Sky

Author : Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 334 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architects
ISBN : 3907044940

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Your Private Sky by Richard Buckminster Fuller Pdf

This book complements the volume R. Buckminster Fuller, Your Private Sky: Design Art Science and gives an authentic insight into the development of Fuller's architectonic, technical and anthropological concepts. This poet of technology was a poet as engineer, a thinker as designer, an artist as researcher who left an immense testament of writings - including texts of visionary importance, great consistency, penetrating linguistic force and not least of urgent topicality. The book documents various aspects of his widely ramified publications. Fuller spoke to the whole world, indeed to Spaceship Earth, the metaphor that he coined in 1950. He did this as one of the greatest and incomparably original individuals of our time in a genuinely American sense. Some of the texts are published here for the first time, such as his first programmatic manuscript Lightful Houses (1928), an informative lecture text on Dymaxion House (1929), his Letter to Einstein (1944) and the convolute Noah's ArkII (1951) as a commented facsimile. Photographs from Fuller's estate complement the texts.

And It Came to Pass — Not to Stay

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2008-07-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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And It Came to Pass — Not to Stay by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

And it Came to Pass – Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays” in a form he called his “ventilated prose” which address global crises and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know,” “What I am Trying to Do,” “Soft Revolution,” and “Ethics,” put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.” In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Synergetics

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 916 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1982
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780020653202

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Synergetics by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

Synergetics, according to E. J. Applewhite, was Fuller's name for the geometry he advanced based on the patterns of energy that he saw in nature. For Fuller, geometry was a laboratory science with the touch and feel of physical models--not rules out of a textbook. It gains its validity not from classic abstractions but from the results of individual physical experience. Description by the Buckminster Fuller Institute, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

No More Secondhand God

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1967-04-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780809302475

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No More Secondhand God by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

Vernon Sternberg of the S.I.U Press was responsible for bringing out the first edition of this collection of occasional pieces. In addition to the title piece, written in 1940, it includes other blank verses: “Machine Tools,” 1940; “The Historical Attempt by Man to Convert His Evolution from a Subjective to an Objective Process,” 1948; “Universal Requirements of a Dwelling Advantage,” 1917–62; “The Fuller Research Foundation,” 1946–51; A Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science,” 1956; and two prose essays with geometrical diagrams and tables, “Introduction to Omnidirectional Halo,” 1959, and “omnidirectional Halo,” 1960. I once asked Fuller whether No More Secondhand God meant secondhand as in clothes or second hand as in watch? He seemed bemused by the question and answered with a casualness I found suspect—”Now that you mention it,” he said, “I suppose both.” Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Inventions: Twelve Around One

Author : Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 60 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1981
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:907731846

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R. Buckminster Fuller on Education

Author : Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015001355018

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Richard Buckminster Fuller Basic Biography

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Page : 71 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2024-05-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Richard Buckminster Fuller Basic Biography by R. Buckminster Fuller Pdf

R. Buckminster Fuller kept a basic biography at his office for official purposes. This is that document.

Nine Chains to the Moon

Author : Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2020-09-16
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780486843339

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Nine Chains to the Moon by Buckminster Fuller Pdf

In 1938, inventor Buckminster Fuller observed that the Earth's population, standing upon each other's shoulders, would form nine complete chains to the Moon. Fuller's striking metaphor illustrates his proposal that imaginative uses of limited resources can result in extraordinary achievements. Hailed by Newsweek as "a guide book and a dream book of the future," this volume offers innovative solutions for improving the quality of life through progressive design. Inventor and visionary designer Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) dedicated his life to solving problems related to housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. His best-known invention, the geodesic dome, has been produced more than 300,000 times around the world. Fuller's innovative design philosophy, with its focus on creating technology that "does more with less," continues to inspire designers, architects, scientists, and artists seeking to develop a more sustainable planet.