Buckminster Fuller


Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller (American, 1895-1983) Renowned 20th Century self-taught architect and visionary, Buckminster Fuller dedicated his life to solving hunger and homelessness through inexpensive and efficient design; his credo, do “more with less”. He was best known for his geodesic dome, an economic, space-filling structure that was thought to be an end to world housing shortages. Fuller's designs reflect his interest in up-to-date technology as well as his interest in structural principles found in nature. He has influenced fields as diverse as sustainability and mathematics to poetry and philosophy. Fuller’s works are held in museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California and the Deutsche Bank Collection in Germany among others.