Thursday, July 15, 2010

Love: Architecture

I am in love with architectural design. While interning at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN I was lucky enough to sift through archival photos of the construction and re-design of the galleries. These architectural photos found via Edward Cella Art+Architecture, reminded me of some of those pictures I would look at.

Carlos Diniz
United States Pavillion - New York World's Fair 1964-65
, 1964-65
Serigraph on paper 26 x 40 inches

Carlos Diniz Job #1002 Frank Gehry, Architect Danziger House, 1964 Serigraph on paper 21 x 30 1/2 inches

Carlos Diniz, Theme Building - Century City (Grey), 1963 Silkcreen on paper 40 x 26 inches

How amazing would these be on your walls? Or this poster below from lilcoletterpress.

Its a clever play on words, refering to the 20th century inventor, mathematician and futurist, born in 1895, named R. Buckminster Fuller. (Amazingly lived to be 97!) He was admitted to Harvard twice, and expelled both times. He went from job to job until he was broke.

R. Buckminster Fuller with Elaine de Kooning and Josef Albers, Summer 1948
(Photograph by Beaumont Newhall)

An illness killed his young daughter, leading him to revelation. He was determined to make his life “an experiment to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.1
His most well known invention was the geodesic dome which revolutionized the field of engineering.

By the end of his life he held over 20,000 patents.

Dymaxion Car, Buckminster Fuller, 1933

“For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful.” -B.Fuller

For more information on B.Fuller go to the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

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