Buckminster Fuller Bibliography

Buckminster Fuller Bibliography by Trevor Blake. One thousand five hundred entries by and about Buckminster Fuller. Books, magazines, newspapers and ephemera published between 1914 and 2015. Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was a public speaker, author, mathematician and inventor. Fuller is best known as the popularizer of geodesic domes in architecture. He attempted… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller Bibliography

Dymaxion Deployment Units Still Standing

The grain bin that Fuller modified to ‘invent’ the Dymaxion Deployment Unit was manufactured by Butler Manufacturing, founded by Charles Butler and Emanuel Norquist. According to Butler Manufacturing: R. Buckminster Fuller had gained international fame for his futuristic strategies and his concept of maximum dynamic utility. Fuller found inspiration in the design of Butler Manufacturing… Continue reading Dymaxion Deployment Units Still Standing

Buckminster Fuller and the Twelfth of July

Starling Burgess and R. Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion Car. Modern Mechanix Magazine October 1933. All of the following occurred on the twelfth of July… 1895 Richard Buckminster Fuller was born. 1910 Richard Buckminster Fuller Senior, Fuller’s father, died. 1917 Fuller married Anne Hewlett. 1933 Fuller completed Dymaxion Car #1. 1938-1939 ‘the main system of general education… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller and the Twelfth of July

Buckminster Fuller and the Homeless of New York

If Buckminster Fuller is known for any effort, it is the effort to provide shelter. But who did Fuller actually provide shelter for? The Lightful House and 4D House existed only on paper. The Dymaxion House existed only as a small scale model. The Dymaxion / Wichita House existed as two full-scale models (one internal,… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller and the Homeless of New York

The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller (Part 1 of 3)

The Lost Inventions of R. Buckminster Fuller is a three-part investigation into the inventions of Buckminster Fuller. These essays can serve as companion essays for two previous books by and about Fuller: Inventions (Fuller, St. Martin’s Press 1983) and The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller (Marks and Fuller, Doubleday 1973). Ownership of these two books… Continue reading The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller (Part 1 of 3)