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The History of Mobility in Art AHST 3320 Fall 2009 Dr. Charissa N. Terranova MW 4:00-5:15 JO 4.614 Wednesday 9/30/09 Buckminster.

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1 The History of Mobility in Art AHST 3320 Fall 2009 Dr. Charissa N. Terranova MW 4:00-5:15 JO Wednesday 9/30/09 Buckminster Fuller and the Dymaxion Vision

2 Boris Artzybasheff, R. Buckminster Fuller, 1963

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4 The Three Basic Structural Systems in Nature with Three, Four or Five Triangles at Each Vertex: Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Icosahedron

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6 DYMAXION DYnamic -- MAXimum - tensIONDYMAXION DYnamic -- MAXimum - tensION

7 Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House/Dymaxion Living Machine, 1927

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10 Buckminster Fuller, 4D Tower: Time Interval 1 Meter, 1928 / Comparison of Lightful Houses and Traditional Homes, 1928

11 Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion Car, 1933

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13 Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion Bathroom, 1937

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15 Buckminster Fuller, Building Construction – Dymaxion Deployment Unit, United States Patent Office no. 2,343,764, filed March 21, 1941, serial no. 384,509, granted March 7, 1944

16 Buckminster Fuller, Wichita House, 1944

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21 Buckminster Fuller, Geodesic Dome, 1950 (invented/Montreal dome being built at right)

22 Northland Center, Detroit, Michigan, 1954

23 Accordion Truss, Northland Center, Detroit, Michigan, 1954

24 Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao, United States Pavilion, Montreal World’s Exposition, 1967

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28 Model for an Airplane Hangar, 1955

29 Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao Dome Over Manhattan, 1960

30 Tetrahedron City, Yomiuriland, Japan, aerial perspective, 1968

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