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Buckminster Fuller's Universe - an Appreciation

Sieden, Lloyd Steven

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ISBN 10: 0306431785 / ISBN 13: 9780306431784
Published by Plenum Press, New York, 1990
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 511 pages; Physical desc. : xvii,511p. : ill. , ports. ; 22cm. Includes index and bibliography. Foreword by Norman Cousins. The world of Buckminster Fuller, the brilliant and eccentric futurist philosopher. Subjects: Technology. Engineering. Fuller, R. Buckminster 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 36876

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Title: Buckminster Fuller's Universe - an ...

Publisher: Plenum Press, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second Edition.

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A fascinating and authoritative look at the enduring legacy of a singular philosopher.. Buckminster Fuller, the brilliant and eccentric futurist philosopher best known as the inventor of the Geodesic Dome, was one of the most creative contributors to innovative thought and technology in the twentieth century. Incomparable designer, engineer, and architect, he proved that a lone genius, through sheer initiative, can have an astounding impact on the world. In this inspiring account of Fuller's life and legacy, Lloyd Steven Sieden brings new light to Fuller's belief system and recognizes his many contributions to humanity.


" Everybody concerned about the planet should read this book. It fully illustrates that a great man walked among us." -- Larry King

" Lloyd Sieden's interpretations of Fuller's creative genius should greatly enhance public acknowledgement of the intellectual wisdom of this diminutive giant." -- Dr. Buzz Aldrin - Former astronaut

"Buckminster Fuller's Universe is a very necessary and useful book. It relates the development of Fuller's ideas, which could initiate intelligent global action without politics, to the events of his life. The book is not written in Fuller's language. It is written in yours. You will understand it." -- John Cage

"Buckminster Fuller's Universe is a vivid, personal and revealing work which brings Fuller home to today's people. The Design Science Revolution which he called for is now at its time of greatest social relevance. Bucky's legacy is needed now. This book is a real contribution to our collective purpose of a social agenda for the next century." -- Barbara Marx Hubbard - futurist

"Buckminster Fuller's Universe is an interpretative work of astounding clarity. The author has succeeded in absorbing Dr. Fuller, with all his intricacies, and bringing him back to us as vibrant and thought provoking as ever, in a way that we can understand. When you were with Bucky Fuller, you could sense that his tremendous energy and feeling of excitement permeated his surrounding. Lloyd Sieden's book conveys this wondrous excitement as he so clearly sets forth Fuller's significant underlying principles. This book is an excursion into Buckminster Fuller's universe that the reader will wish to return to again and again." -- Allan Ray Putnam - Former Director, American Society for Metals

"A sympathetic, even advocatory, account of the life and work of the designer, engineer, and architect, interpreting his creations as visible models of his philosophy. Well illustrated, including diagrams showing the principles of his designs." -- Book News

"Buckminster Fuller's life stands as a brilliant model for those who would strive to be original thinkers. Bucky showed us that imagination is the key to the future. Lloyd Sieden's biography is a tribute to a great man." -- Marilyn Ferguson - author of The Aquarian Conspiracy

"Fuller is brought down to earth in this absorbing biographical study. Sieden succeeds in demonstrating how Fuller's search for Nature's underlying rules of harmony and efficiency is relevant to fields ranging from aviation and manufacturing technology to environmentalism, housing, parapsychology and extraterrestrial anthropology." -- Publishers Weekly

"How do you capture a multi-faceted man who had as many angles as his Geodesic Dome? Seek no farther; Lloyd Sieden has done it. He has created a well-painted portrait of a genius." -- Richard D. Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado

"In Buckminster Fuller's Universe, Lloyd Sieden provides a lucid, insightful, and significant exploration of the man behind the public figure. Buckminster Fuller, designer/philosopher extraordinary, was one of the first to take a comprehensive look at using the world's resources efficiently for the benefit of all humanity. Now Sieden probes beyond Fuller's famous inventions to offer a unique psychological perspective on the roots of his successes and failures." -- Amory B. Lovins - Director of Research, Rocky Mountain Institute

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