Fuller, Richard Buckminster

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Fuller, Richard Buckminster


Born July 12, 1895, in Milton, Mass. American architect and engineer.

Fuller attended Harvard University from 1913 to 1915. Since 1947 he has been working on geodesic domes, which are light yet strong structures in the form of a hemisphere or three-quarter sphere made of standardized polygonal units. An example was the US pavilion at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal (80 m in diameter). Fuller advocates the technocratic theory of “total design,” that is, the reorganization of life by rational technology.


McHale, J. Buckminster Fuller. London-New York, 1962.
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