BuckyWorks: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today
A new book by J. Baldwin
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J. Baldwin first met Bucky as a freshman design student at the University
of Michigan in 1952. "His stunning fourteen-hour lecture questioned
the validity of everything I'd been taught, yet reinforced what I'd learned
on my own," he says. "That inspired me to live my life as a grand
experiment...just as he did, but following my own interests."
In BuckyWorks, J. Baldwin shows how Fuller's inventions and philosophies,
which were criticized by many as naive and impractical during his lifetime,
offer innovative, sensible solutions to many of today's social and environmental
crises. The book is intended to inspire readers to take Bucky's visionary
concepts and explore them even further.
About the Author
J. Baldwin has been an editor at the Whole Earth Review magazine for 25
years. He worked
with Buckminster Fuller on and off for more than 30 years, and helped design
and build 36 experimental domes.
He is the inventor and builder of the aluminum and Teflon "Pillow Dome"
geodesic, a permanent, transparent, insulated structure that has withstood
135 mph winds and tons of snow, yet weighs only one-half pound per square
foot. In 1992, Baldwin deconstructed Fuller's "Wichita House"
for restoration at the Henry Ford Museum
in Dearborn, Michigan, which will
be on permanent exhibit in 1998.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
To order a copy of this book, call 1-800-225-5945.