The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

EXHIBIT — March 31-July 29, 2012

Buckminster Fuller, Laminar Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 3,203,144, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved; image courtesy SFMOMA

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Many of the items in the exhibition are part of a portfolio that Fuller put together late in life, containing 13 designs to be sent to art collectors. Since his death, many artists, architects and scientists have come to view this portfolio less as a collection of designs and more as a manifesto for a way of life. The portfolio, titled "Inventions: Twelve Around One," includes the 4D House, a hexagonal structure planned to be resource efficient and mass produced from factory-made kits. Like a prefab home, it was designed to be shipped anywhere for a low cost and quickly assembled onsite.

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