This past week, the Whitney opened their newest show to pay tribute to the man endeavored to "produce the greatest benefit to the largest segment" of society. While the very mention of this approach is incomprehensible to even the most industrious, Richard Buckminster Fuller was anything but bound by convention. We'd agree that any designer worth his salt pursues interests both deep and broad, yet Fuller's surname was beyond apposite. Spooky, really. As architect, mathematician, visual artist, engineer, writer, designer and soothsayer, Fuller should be equally heralded for his earliest principles of sustainability; a crackpot notion in those years, to be dismissed as merely alarmist. Beyond the tensegrities or the livingries, the geodesics or the Dymaxions, who couldn't love a guy who's favored bar buddy was Isamu Noguchi?
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