Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) R. Buckminster Fuller, 1929, Chrome-plated bronze, 13 x 8 x 10”, Alexandra and Samuel May, © 2007 The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photograph by F. S. Lincoln.
— Buckminster Fuller
In a way he was doing, GIS, infographics, datamining, etc. etc. avant la lettre. A man way ahead of his time.
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Buckminster Fuller before his geode dome at the Montreal World’s Fair, Montreal, 1967
Tetrahedron City, project, Yomiuriland, Japan, Aerial perspective, c.1968.
Walking on the top-level platform
A photograph of Joseph Beuys in Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome of the Expo 67 pavilion on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène.
Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion Map" turns many of our assumptions about world maps on end, for considerable benefit; landmasses experience the least distortion of any projection, and are almost entirely contiguous. Furthermore, it folds into a perfect icosahedron, for viewing in the round.
The boldness and sensibility that were stifled by convention in cartography are released here, with a long, thoughtful creative process, fueled by a life of practicality.