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Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Lot 6268: Spaceship Earth Architect Futurist BUCKMINSTER FULLER SIGNED PHOTO AND POSTER Inventor Geodesic Dome

National Book Auctions

September 19, 2010
Freeville, NY, US

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This lot includes the group of Buckminster Fuller items shown in the corresponding image. "Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 - 1983) was an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres." This material in this lot includes two 8" by 10" photographs, one of which is signed by Fuller in bold black marker. The third item is a poster featuring a "SPACESHIP EARTH EDITION OF THE DYMAXION SKY-OCEAN MAP," which is also signed by Fuller. The items in this lot were part of the personal collection of Robert E. White, Jr. Mr. White was a former editor and publisher at the Oxford Press, and a long-time theater reviewer of local, regional, national and international productions, with emphasis on Cincinnati, New York City and London. This collection represents the many noted performers Mr. White met, interviewed and knew throughout his career, with a number of autographed and original pieces. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.com.) For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $11.50

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