Vintage Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller Dymaxion Map Puzzle
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Directory: New Century: Mixed Media: Pre 1990: item # 1216029
Please refer to our stock # 000906 when inquiring.
136 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
|Offered is an extremely rare Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion wooden map puzzle sold by the Buckminster Fuller Institute in the 1980's. It's in near mint condition and is in the original box with the original instructions. The map consists of 20 triangular pieces mounted on 1/4" birch wood and laminated for protection with a plastic finish. They can be arranged in dozens of ways to explore different areas of the globe and their relationship to one another. About the Artist:R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.” Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. Throughout the course of his life Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees. And while his most well know artifact, the geodesic dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide, 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.|