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U.S. CALIFORNIA. SFMOMA looks at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy in the Bay Area
28/03/2012 09:39:17

From March 31 through July 29, 2012, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area, the first exhibition to consider Fuller's local design legacy. The presentation will feature some 65 works, including prints, drawings, photographs, documentary video, books, models, and ephemera representing some of Fuller's most iconic projects alongside those by Bay Area designers inspired by his philosophy.

The Bay Area attracts dreamers, progressives, nonconformists, and designers. Buckminster Fuller was all of these, and though he never lived in San Francisco, his ideas spawned many local experiments in the realms of technology, engineering, and sustainability—some more successful than others. The Whole Earth Catalog, The North Face, Pritzker Prize–winning architect Thom Mayne, and Calfiornia Governor Jerry Brown have all cited Fuller as a key influence on several projects.

Also, this exhibition features some of his most iconic projects, as represented in a Fuller print portfolio recently acquired by SFMOMA, called "Inventions: Twelve Around One."

Learn more, www.sfmoma.org

Image: Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Building Construction/Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 2,682,235, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati. Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/about/press/images/903#ixzz1qOdOYk83San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

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