For Fuller, nature is probably the most beautiful generation we all know; and what underlies all of his paintings is the hunt to discover nature’s elementary concepts―in an effort to foster their manifestation as a pattern integrity ‘for effectively regenerating all lifestyles aboard our planetary spaceship.'” –Jaime Lawrence Snyder,
Lars Müller Fuller Collection Editor
The paintings of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) is likely one of the so much odd and creative in twentieth-century Layout and Structure, now not least for its incorporation of a variety of highbrow and technical disciplines. Fuller defined himself as an “engineer, inventor, mathematician, architect, cartographer, thinker, poet, cosmogonist, complete clothier and choreographer.”
R. Buckminster Fuller: Trend-Thinking is an important reassessment of Fuller’s legacy within the context of Layout, analyzing his singular imaginative and prescient of latest conceptual fashions for Layout and Structure, along his concepts on their doubtlessly Global-changing effects. Drawing widely on his archive and with over 300 pictures, the Guide follows Fuller’s explorations of geometry, language and highbrow belongings of their relation to Layout concepts and pedagogy, organizing its survey of Fuller’s paintings thru parallel conceptual threads somewhat than in a linear chronology of his occupation.
Daniel López-Pérez is an affiliate professor and a founding school member of the Structure Application on the College of San Diego. By means of a few courses and curatorial initiatives, López-Pérez has emerged as an expert on Fuller, having edited Fuller in Mexico (2015) and R. Buckminster Fuller: Global Man (2013), the latter of which used to be picked as Layout Guide of the Yr through Architect mag. He used to be additionally the curator of per week of lectures and exhibitions on Fuller on the Venice Structure Biennale in 2014.