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You Belong to the Universe : Buckminster Fuller and the Future (Hardcover) (Jonathon Keats)
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Without doubt, the inventor Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895-1983) was a visionary. A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist" Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and life-long devotion to serving mankind, Fuller is now renowned for the wrong reasons, and even regarded as a crackpot.You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity." Journalist and art critic Jonathan Keats sets out to restore Fuller's good name, placing Fuller's philosophy in a modern context and dispelling much of the mythology surrounding Fuller's life. Keats argues that Fuller's life and ideas, namely doing "the most with the least," are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colorful world, Keats applies Fuller's most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary.Much more than a mere biography, this book challenges each of us to become comprehensive anticipatory design scientists, providing the necessary tools for continuing Fuller's important legacy of improving the world. Thorough and engaging,You Belong to the Universe reveals that Buckminster Fuller truly was one of the greatest minds of our time.