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Zoom Dymaxion World Map (R. Buckminster Fuller)

Dymaxion World Map (R. Buckminster Fuller)

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Don’t fight forces, use them.
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Zoom 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.

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.

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I am not a thing - a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process - an integral function of the universe.

— Buckminster Fuller 

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"Real wealth is ideas plus energy." -Buckminster Fuller
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Zoom I am a big Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983) fan, and his Dymaxion World Map (1946) is just brilliant. (I even wrote a history thesis about it, for my graduation.)
In a way he was doing, GIS, infographics, datamining, etc. etc. avant la lettre. A man way ahead of his time.
Peace.
(img src: http://www.westnet.com/~crywalt/unfold.html)
US patent #2393676 @ Google Patents.

I am a big Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983) fan, and his Dymaxion World Map (1946) is just brilliant. (I even wrote a history thesis about it, for my graduation.)

In a way he was doing, GIS, infographics, datamining, etc. etc. avant la lettre. A man way ahead of his time.

Peace.

(img src: http://www.westnet.com/~crywalt/unfold.html)

US patent #2393676 @ Google Patents.

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Zoom Buckminster Fuller before his geode dome at the Montreal World’s Fair, Montreal, 1967
Dennis Stock

Buckminster Fuller before his geode dome at the Montreal World’s Fair, Montreal, 1967

Dennis Stock

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Zoom Non Symmetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, 1975

Non Symmetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, 1975

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Tetrahedron City, project, Yomiuriland, Japan, Aerial perspective, c.1968.

BUCKMINSTER FULLER

Tetrahedron City, project, Yomiuriland, Japan, Aerial perspective, c.1968.

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Zoom From Caterpillar To Butterfly by ElDel777 on Flickr.
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Zoom Robert Duchesnay 
Walking on the top-level platform 1984A photograph of Joseph Beuys in Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome of the Expo 67 pavilion on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène.

Robert Duchesnay 

Walking on the top-level platform
1984


A photograph of Joseph Beuys in Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome of the Expo 67 pavilion on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène.

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Zoom 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.

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.

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