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Geodesic Tensegrity Sphere, 120 Strut, 4 Frequency Dome, c. 1980

Wood dowels, plastic-coated wire
22 1/2 in
57.2 cm
Bidding closed
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Wright

USA

Dimensions: 22.5 h × 22.5 dia in (57 × 57 cm)

This work is unique. Incised signature to one …

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USA

Dimensions: 22.5 h × 22.5 dia in (57 × 57 cm)

This work is unique. Incised signature to one strut: R. Buckminster Fuller. Sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by the R. Buckminster Fuller Partners Foundation.

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Design/Decorative Art
R. Buckminster Fuller
American, 1895–1983
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Best known for popularizing the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster Fuller produced theories and contributions to science, architecture, and design that amounted to a sweeping and utopian vision for the future. Self-described as a “comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist,” Fuller sought to alter the landscape of daily life with his prefabricated homes and cutting-edge vehicles. “My objective was humanity’s comprehensive success in the universe,” he once said. His projects include the “Dymaxion” house and car, whose simplicity and adaptability to different landscapes were intended for mass production and efficient living, though neither was ever made widely available. The spirit of Fuller’s inventiveness remains influential to present-day entrepreneurs, artists, and inventors alike.

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Dimensions: 22.5 h × 22.5 dia in (57 × 57 cm)

This work is unique. Incised signature to one …

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USA

Dimensions: 22.5 h × 22.5 dia in (57 × 57 cm)

This work is unique. Incised signature to one strut: R. Buckminster Fuller. Sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by the R. Buckminster Fuller Partners Foundation.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
R. Buckminster Fuller
American, 1895–1983
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Best known for popularizing the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster Fuller produced theories and contributions to science, architecture, and design that amounted to a sweeping and utopian vision for the future. Self-described as a “comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist,” Fuller sought to alter the landscape of daily life with his prefabricated homes and cutting-edge vehicles. “My objective was humanity’s comprehensive success in the universe,” he once said. His projects include the “Dymaxion” house and car, whose simplicity and adaptability to different landscapes were intended for mass production and efficient living, though neither was ever made widely available. The spirit of Fuller’s inventiveness remains influential to present-day entrepreneurs, artists, and inventors alike.

Geodesic Tensegrity Sphere, 120 Strut, 4 Frequency Dome, c. 1980

Wood dowels, plastic-coated wire
22 1/2 in
57.2 cm
Bidding closed
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