"The Special Collections and Archives Research Center is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Trevor Blake Collection on R. Buckminster Fuller. The hundreds of manuscripts, books, ephemera, and artifacts in this collection tell the story of Fuller’s visionary contributions to the worlds of architecture, the human built environment, design science, and sustainability."
A significant announcement will be made at this site in January 2021.
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
Addendum 2016: The complete contents of “The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller” have now been published for free at synchronofile.com. See BOOKS for more information on Buckminster Fuller Bibliography and other books.
Trevor Blake “BUCKMINSTER FULLER AT 120” July 21 2015 6:00 pm PST Hand / Eye Supply 427 NW Broadway Portland Oregon July 2015 would have been R. Buckminster Fuller’s 120th birthday. The man who tried to live fifty years in the future died nearly forty years ago. What did Fuller do during his life, what… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller at 120
Published on 12 July 2014, Fuller’s 119th birthday. See also: Buckminster Fuller and the Twelfth of July. “Never show half-finished work.” So said R. Buckminster Fuller in the March 1960 issue of Architectural Design. By the time the phrase “never show half-finished work” appeared in his book Critical Path (1981), “Universal Requirements Checklist” had been… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller’s Ultra-Micro Computer
When Fuller was seventeen years old, in 1912, he spent the majority of his annual budget for attending Harvard University in a week entertaining actress Marilyn Miller and her friends. In the course of his revelry he skipped his first mid-year exam. Being unable to pay his tuition and having brought shame to his school… Continue reading Buckminster Fuller’s Automatic Cotton Mill
Ownership is going to go - not because it is politically unattractive, but because it is onerous. Man thought he had roots, not legs, and could keep many treasures. Now that we have refrigerators and cans, he doesn’t have to go where his roots are. He goes where his legs can take him. Museums existed… Continue reading Synergetics Stew July 2013
I remember, in 1978, showing [Fuller] our Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts and being startled when he asked: “How much does your building weigh?” The question was far from rhetorical. He was challenging us to discover how efficient it was; to identify how many tones of material enclosed what volume. - Lord Norman Foster,… Continue reading How Much Does Your Archive Weigh?
Sam Green & Yo La Tengo will be performing The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Wednesday 12 September 2012 in Portland Oregon, USA. Drawing equal inspiration from TEDtalks and Benshi film narration, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a new “live documentary” from filmmaker Sam Green. Accompanied by a score performed… Continue reading The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
R. Buckminster Fuller signed a book contract with Macmillan Publishing Company in 1961. The book in question, Synergetics, was not begun until 1969 and not published until 1975. The Energetic-Synegetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller was published in a single, small-run edition in 1962 and has not seen print since. This is the first publication… Continue reading Energetic-Synergetic Geometry 1962