Richard "Bucky" Fuller

Buckminster Fuller.

Buckminster Fuller, Hazel Larsen, and Charles Pearman, summer 1949. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives.

FOCUS

Architecture

ROLE

Guest Faculty

ATTENDANCE

1948 - 1949

BIRTH

1895-07-12

Milton, MA

DEATH

1983-07-01

Los Angeles, CA

Buckminster Fuller was guest faculty of architecture in the summers of 1948 and 1949.

Bucky was was an engineer, architect, and futurist who developed the geodesic dome—the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions (i.e., beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Among the most noteworthy geodesic domes is the United States pavilion for Expo 67 in Montreal. Also a poet and a philosopher, Fuller was noted for unorthodox ideas on global issues.

Buckminster Fuller during the summer 1949Buckminster Fuller and his architecture class, 1949 Summer Institute.Buckminster Fuller in the summer of 1949.Elaine de Kooning and Buckminster Fuller’s Venetian Blind Strip Dome, 1948 Summer Session.Buckminster Fuller, Hazel Larsen, and Charles Pearman, summer 1949.Working on the Supine Dome, 1948.

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