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About Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.” Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. Throughout the course of his life Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees. And while his most well know artifact, the geodesic dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide, Fuller's true impact on the world today can be found in his continued influence upon generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.

Big Ideas

Buckminster Fuller spent his life working across multiple fields, such as architecture, design, geometry, engineering, science, cartography and education, in his pursuit to make the world work for 100% of humanity.

R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895 - 1983
The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

Hailed as "one of the greatest minds of our times," R. Buckminster Fuller was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world's problems, pioneering solutions that reflected the potential of innovative design to create technology that does "more with less".

Further Resources

BFI has compiled some additional publications, articles and media resources that can be accessed here.

Bibliography

Buckminster Fuller wrote over twenty books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of hours of speeches, and took copious volumes of notes. Here is a small but comprehensive sampling of the highlights of his archive.

Links

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