Actualité 27.02.2009

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe is the first major US exhibition of Fuller’s work in 35 years and a testament to his fascinating mix of utopian vision and organic pragmatism.

A combination of models, sketches, and other artifacts – many on view for the first time – represent six decades of the artist’s integrated approach to housing, transportation, communication, and cartography.

A man of remarkable prescience, Fuller’s credo was “more for less,” and by the late 1920s he recognized the need for environmentally sound design that would benefit the largest segment of society while using the fewest resources – a decidedly contemporary concern.

Believing in the interconnectedness of all things, Fuller’s ambition in life was to close the gap between the sciences and humanities for the genuine good of humankind.

His work has extensively influenced the artists, designers, architects, engineers, environmentalists, and mathematicians of today.”

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(Source: Dexigner Newsletter)