Buckminster Fuller

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Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller, 1972-3
Born (1895-07-12)July 12, 1895
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died July 1, 1983(1983-07-01) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Designer, author, inventor
Anne Hewlett (m. 1917)
Children 2: Allegra Fuller Snyder and Alexandra who died in childhood
The Montreal Biosphère by Buckminster Fuller, 1967

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, systems theorist, and futurist.[1]

Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", and "Synergetics".

He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs. The best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Some of his books[change | change source]

Panoramic view of the geodesic domes at the Eden Project

References[change | change source]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica. (2007). "Fuller, R Buckminster". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved April 20, 2007. 

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