Buckminster Fuller Inc. : architecture in the age of radio

We live in radio. The real architecture of our world is that of electromagnetic frequencies. We are constantly being reshaped by countless overlapping waves that pulse through our buildings and bodies. Yet we don?t really know what this means. This intellectual biography rethinks the legacy of one o...

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Main Author: Wigley, Mark.
Format: Book
Language: English
Publication: Zürich : Lars Müller, cop. 2015.
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Summary: We live in radio. The real architecture of our world is that of electromagnetic frequencies. We are constantly being reshaped by countless overlapping waves that pulse through our buildings and bodies. Yet we don?t really know what this means. This intellectual biography rethinks the legacy of one of the key protagonists of the twentieth century. It shows that the obsessive, eccentric brilliance of Buckminster Fuller - as unique amalgam of theorist, designer, and performance artist - was devoted completely to the architecture of radio. The book draws extensively on Fuller's archive to follow his thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastics to prosthetics, nanostructures to networks, and deep data to deep space. It shows that the critical arguments and material techniques of arguably the single most exposed designer of the last century were too radical to be grasped at the time but have become urgently relevant today. Fuller becomes a crucial reference point in trying to understand and engage our increasingly electronic world.ere too radical to be grasped at the time but have become urgently relevant today. Fuller becomes a crucial reference point in trying to understand and engage our increasingly electronic world.
ISBN: 9783037784280
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