Buckminster Fuller, Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981

Images of Buckminster Fuller, Inventions: Twelve Around One

In this blueprint, a hollow ovoid loosely constructed from thin white bars occupies is centered within a white frame. Along either side, a series of cross-sections of the ovoid highlight the different shapes and angles formed by the white bars. Labels point to different pieces of the ovoid with values ranging from 20A at the low end, 44B at the middle, and 74 at the high end.
Buckminster Fuller, American, 1895 - 1983
Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981
Screen prints on clear polyester and archival paper
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Allegra Fuller Snyder, 2009.27.y
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago