Author(s): Buckminster Fuller
In 1938, inventor Buckminster Fuller observed that the Earth's population, standing upon each other's shoulders, would form nine complete chains to the Moon. Fuller's striking metaphor illustrates his proposal that imaginative uses of limited resources can result in extraordinary achievements. Hailed by Newsweek as "a guide book and a dream book of the future," this volume offers innovative solutions for improving the quality of life through progressive design. Inventor and visionary designer Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) dedicated his life to solving problems related to housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. His best-known invention, the geodesic dome, has been produced more than 300,000 times around the world. Fuller's innovative design philosophy, with its focus on creating technology that "does more with less," continues to inspire designers, architects, scientists, and artists seeking to develop a more sustainable planet.