Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium

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Thomas T. K. Zung
Macmillan, Mar 20, 2002 - Architecture - 416 pages
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Buckminster Fuller, inventor, thinker and architect, was one of the best known Americans of the twentieth century. Often compared to Leonardo da Vinci and called "the planet's friendly genius," he was the inventor of the geodesic dome, the man who coined the term "spaceship earth," and an educator without parallel. Yet, most of his books are out of print today.

To remedy this situation, his longtime friend and architectural partner, Thomas Zung, has compiled a Bucky Fuller reader. This anthology consists of chapters selected from twenty of Bucky's many books, each with a new Introduction by such notables as Arthur C. Clarke, Steve Forbes, Calvin Tomkins, Dr. Martin Meyerson, Sir Harold W. Kroto, Arthur L. Loeb, E. J. Applewhite, and others.

Altogether, this book provides an overview of a remarkable intellectual career and the best possible introduction to the man and his thought. Bucky Fuller was one of the most original thinkers and builders that America has ever produced, and this book makes his work available to a new generation at the beginning of a new millennium.
  

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User Review  - Ken Elser - Goodreads

I'm putting this on my "currently reading" list so that maybe I'll plow through it. This has been my insomnia book for about 3-4 years now. It's conducive to such reading, though. But sometimes it is DENSE. Read full review

Contents

Richard Buckminster Fuller by architect Lord Norman Foster
1
A Brief History of Geodesic Domes by Shoji Sadao
19
Bucky as a Leonardolike World Fellow in Residence
43
Cosmic Surfer by Dr Glenn A Olds
60
Comprehensive Designing from Ideas and Integrities
69
Bucky FullerNine Epiphanies by the Very Reverend
77
Bear Island by Calvin Tomkins
99
Buckminster Fuller and the Game of the World by Medard Gabel
122
Black Mountain College by Ruth Asawa
201
Macro Micro and Nanoscale Engineering
226
Bucky by Charles Correa
253
The Future According to Fuller by Steve Forbes
265
Buckys Apologia by Michael Denneny
279
R Buckminster Fuller Archives by Professor Emer
319
The Naming of Buckminsterfullerene by E J Applewhite
331
Elastics and R Buckminster Fuller by Herbert E Strawbridge
340

The Fountains of Paradise by Sir Arthur C Clarke
132
The Path of Social Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard
139
Citizen of the Universe by Valerie Harper
149
My Best Friends Father by Marian Seldes
171
Continuity Discreteness and Resolution
185
Frank Lloyd Wright and Nine Chains to the Moon
366
Fullers Last Diary Entry
373
Books by R Buckminster Fuller
381
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About the author (2002)

Thomas Tse Kwai Zung was born in Shanghai, China. He was a student of Buckminster Fuller and, with Fuller's Synergistics, Inc., designed the elongated geodesic dome in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1968. He has worked on various geodesic domes, including the Jitterbug sculpture, Tensegrities, the Fly Eye's dome, and Fuller's last invention, the Hang-It-All. Zung is president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung, and also serves as a board member of the Buckminster Fuller institute.

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