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Bucky: A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller

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Hardcover, 338 pages
Published February 1st 1973 by Not Avail (first published 1973)
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Released in 1973 while Bucky Fuller was still alive and active, Hugh Kenner's biography remains an enlightening glimpse at the "Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century".

Unique amongst the the half-dozen biographies I have read about Buckminster Fuller, Kenner has a strong poetic streak, which invigorates his writing. He uses imaginative language about "vectors radiating from where Bucky stands - twelve of them", and other phrases that make Fuller seem like a sort of alien conduit for universal tru
This is a wonderful introduction to Fuller and his ideas. There is a fair amount of Kenner's interpreting also. The book has lots of links to other sources. For instance, I will probably buy a kit to make one of Fuller's isohedrons, in which tensiion among the elements holds it together, in contrast with traditional building techniques which rely on gravity.
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