A Poem by Buckminster Fuller,
The New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1971, p 29. SIGNED.
Newsprint, full page.
23h x 14 1/2w in
Fuller's Poem published in a full page of the New York Times, as originally sent to Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, which through prose Fuller expresses environmental ideologies associated with living in harmony with nature.
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an engineer, architect and utopian visionary. He is most known for inventing the geodesic dome— the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions.
Fuller dedicated his life to making the world work for all of humanity. Not limiting himself to one field, Fuller worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' who sought to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. He held 28 patents, authored 28 books and received 47 honorary degrees. Fuller was also a poet and a philosopher and his holistic, synergetic thinking process was part of his poetry. Fuller's true impact on the world today can be found in his continued influence upon generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.