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A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller

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In a broad sense Design Science is the grammar of a language of images rather than of words. Modern communication techniques enable us to transmit and reconstitute images without the need of knowing a specific verbal sequential language such as the Morse code or Hungarian. International traffic signs use international image symbols which are not specific to any particular ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Birkhauser
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Tommy Carlson
If you've ever tried to actually read Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics, you know it's pretty wild and obtuse. I have a copy and I've always had to be content with just looking at the weird diagrams. I just ain't that smart!

Edmondson tries to put it all into normal English, in the hopes that mostly normal people can understand it. And she does a damn fine job. She's lightyears more readable that Bucky. Which is not to say that this is a light read. It's not. But at least you feel like you have a
Michael Jay
Apr 14, 2012 Michael Jay marked it as to-read
I love Fuller's ideas, and having gone through parts of Synergetics, I was curious to see what another fan, more invested and expert than I am, could do in terms of explaining his ideas.

Amy Edmondson will have my ear, and eye, and I will let you know how it goes.
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