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Audio Tour:
Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe

About

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was one of the greatest American thinkers of the 20th century—and a visionary for the 21st century. Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe is the first major US exhibition of Fuller’s work in 35 years and is a testament to his fascinating mix of utopian vision and organic pragmatism. A combination of models, sketches, and other artifacts—many on view for the first time—represent six decades of the artist’s integrated approach to housing, transportation, communication, and cartography.

Buckminster Fuller’s grandson, Jaime Snyder, provides insight on the exhibition.

Audio Playlist

  • 01

    Jamie Snyder

    Introduction to Buckminster Fuller

    00:04:14
  • 02

    Jamie Snyder

    Early Drawings

    00:04:03
  • 03

    Jamie Snyder

    Dymaxion House

    00:04:14
  • 04

    Jamie Snyder

    Terminology and the word "dymaxion"

    00:04:06
  • 05

    Jamie Snyder

    Anne Fuller's drawings of the Dymaxion House

    00:02:43
  • 06

    Jamie Snyder

    Dymaxion Car

    00:03:55
  • 07

    Jamie Snyder

    Isamu Noguchi and Buckminster Fuller

    00:03:36
  • 08

    Jamie Snyder

    Wichita House

    00:05:41
  • 09

    Jamie Snyder

    World Energy Map

    00:05:28
  • 10

    Jamie Snyder

    World Map

    00:06:00
  • 11

    Jamie Snyder

    World Game

    00:07:25
  • 12

    Jamie Snyder

    Black Mountain College

    00:04:37
  • 13

    Jamie Snyder

    Institute of Design

    00:03:44
  • 14

    Jamie Snyder

    Rowing Needles

    00:04:50
  • 15

    Jamie Snyder

    Bucky as a Sailor

    00:02:16
  • 16

    Jamie Snyder

    Geodesic Dome

    00:04:27
  • 17

    Jamie Snyder

    Dome over Manhattan

    00:05:57