Buckminster Fuller biography

Buckminster Fuller

Architect

1895 – 1983

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Who was Buckminster Fuller?

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, including the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from 1974 to 1983.

Famous Quotes:

  • Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?
  • Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
  • Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
  • If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.
  • I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
  • The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
  • Our power is in our ability to decide.
  • God is a verb.
  • You can't learn less.
  • Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

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Born
Jul 12, 1895
Milton
Also known as
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Bucky Fuller
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Milton Academy
  • Bates College
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Black Mountain College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Lived in
  • Maine
Died
Jul 1, 1983
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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