BUCKMINSTER FULLER BIBLIOGRAPHY
BOOKS RELEVANT TO FULLER
THE ARTIFACTS OF R BUCKMINSTER FULLER, VOLUME 3
by JAMES WARD, EDITOR, 1985  (Note: All photos, sketches and drawings are black & white or grey scale)
Original photos, sketches, drawings, models, etc, preserved in the Buckminster Fuller Archives at Stanford Univ's library
TABLE OF CONTENTS Sets 1-9 Sets 10-19 Sets 20-39 Sets 40-49 Sets 50-59 Sets 60-80
 

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Photo of R Buckminster Fuller Squeezing an Inflatable Globe -
1        MAQUETTES FOR EARLY GEODESIC DOMES (1949) p 1
A Photo of Models of 25 & 31 Great Circles (GC) "
B Photo of B Fuller & Students Hanging from Great Circle Prototype "Necklace" Dome at Black Mountain College 2
C Pic of BF Standing through Opening in Top of Plastic Pneumatic-Skinned GC Prototype Dome at Black Mtn College "
D Photo of Model of Skybreak Dome with Semi-Autonomous Package Inside (For US Air Force) 3
E Photo of Model of Skybreak Dome with Semi-Autonomous Package Inside (Black Mountain College) "
F Photo of Model of Skybreak Dome with Semi-Autonomous Package Inside (Interior Close-Up) 4
 
2       PREPARATORY STUDIES FOR GEODESIC DOME: ICOSAHEDRON'S 31 GREAT CIRCLES (1947) 5
A Drawing of 31 Great Circles of Icosahedron (Pentagon Centered) "
B Drawing of 31 Great Circles of Icosahedron (Equilateral Triangle Centered) 6
C Sketch of Typical Section of High-Frequency Dome (Expo'67?) "
D Drawing of 31 Great Circles of a Spherical Icosahedron "
E Sketch of Spherical Icosahedron Subdivided into 30 Spherical Squares 7
F Drawing of Fundamental Spherical Surface Right Triangle of 31 Great Circle Icosahedron "
G Sketch of Fundamental Spherical Surface Right Triangle of 25 Great Circle Dymaxion 8
H Sketch of Unfolded Basic Tetrahedron "
I Drawing of Triangle Details for 100' Diameter "Sky Shell" Dome 9
J Drawing of Triangle Details: 20 Different Triangles "
K Sketch of Triangle Details: 20 different Triangles "
L Drawing of Basic Triangle ("This design just for emergency") 10
 
3        Great Circle Mapping Device Booklet (See: Project Noah's Ark #2; Fuller Research Foundation; Raleigh, NC; '49) 11
A Drawing of Triangle with 9 Holes in Each Side "
B Drawing of Triangle with 24 Rods through the Holes 12
C Drawing of Bottom Ends of Rods Pulled to a Common Point "
D Drawing of Bottom Ends of Rods Slid to Center of Triangle "
E Drawing of Holes in Sides of Triangle Connected with an Elastic Triangular Grid "
F Drawing of Additional Rods Attached to Vertices of Grid & Then All Rods Pulled to a Common Point 13
G Drawing of Comparison of Rods in a Parallel Bundle & Pulled to a Common Point "
H Drawing of All Rods Slid to the Center of the Triangle "
I Drawing of One Spherical Equiangular Triangle of the Icosahedron's 20 "
J Drawing of One Spherical Equiangular Triangle of the Octahedron's 8 14
K Drawing of One Spherical Equiangular Triangle of the Tetrahedron's 4 "
L Drawing of Model for a Liquid Drop Splash or a Bubble Collapse "
M Drawing of Basic Data on 15 Great Circle Triangles "
N Drawing of Structural Estimating Scheme 15
O Drawing of Plan View of Icosahedron Vertex ("Icosacap") "
P Drawing of Factors of Stress Calculations of Structure for New York City (Downtown Manhattan) "
Q Drawing of Geodesic Hemisphere Structure (Table for 20' to 1-Mile Diameter Structures) 16
R Drawing of Calculations for Structure 1-Mile in Diameter "
S Drawing of (Empty Table Sheet) 17
T Drawing of Dymaxion Geodesic Structures (Includes Table): Sheet 1 "
U Drawing of Dymaxion Geodesic Structures (Includes Table): Sheet 2 18
V Drawing of Geodesic Data for 31 Great Circle Domes: Fuller Research Foundation, Canada (Sheet 3) "
W Drawing of Geodesic Data for 31 Great Circle Domes: Fuller Research Foundation, Canada (Sheet 4) 19
 
4       DYMAXION GEODESIC STRUCTURES: 25 AND 31 GREAT CIRCLES (Fuller Research Foundation; 1949) 20
A Photo of Model of 12' Diameter (?) Great Circle Dome "
B Drawing of Dymaxion Geodesic Structures: 25 Great Circles (Table) 21
C Drawing of Dymaxion Geodesic Structures: 31 Great Circles (Table) "
D Drawing of Left & Right Basic Triangles "
E Drawing of Component Triangles "
F Drawing of Frame Template 22
G Drawing of 5 Typical Joints "
H Drawing of Frame Templates & Left Basic Triangle "
I Drawing of Plan of Geodesic Structure: Lower Level 23
J Drawing of Plan of Geodesic Structure: Upper Level "
 
5       PLASTIC MODEL OF A PAN-TYPE GEODESIC STRUCTURE, 31 GREAT CIRCLES (Fuller Research Foundation; '49) 24
A Photo of Model of Pan-Type Great Circle Dome (6' diam?) "
B Drawing of Aluminum Pan Construction, 31 Great Circles 25
C Drawing of Aluminum Slat & Pneumatic Bag "
D Drawing of Geodesic Structure, 40'-Diameter, Pan Type: Component Triangles "
E Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Ring Assembly Detail 26
F Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Ring Assembly (6 Rings) "
G Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Data & Tables 27
H Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Standard Dome Structure 28
I Drawing of Tube-Hub Construction: Page 1 "
J Drawing of Tube-Hub Construction: Page 2 29
K Drawing of Tube-Hub Construction: Page 3 "
L Drawing of Tube-Hub Construction: Page 4 30
 
6       GEODESIC STRUCTURES: NOAH'S ARK II (See Great Circle Mapping Device Booklet above; Aug 1950) 31
A Photo of Cover: "First Formal Documents on 3-Way Grid for Publishing with MMS & Roll of Large Drawings" "
B Photo of Page 1 32
C Photo of Page 2 "
D Photo of Page 3 "
E Photo of Page 4 "
F Photo of Page 4 33
G Photo of Page 6 (Includes Sketch of Square, Pent & Hex) "
H Photo of Page 7 (Includes Sketch of Dome) "
I Photo of Page 8 "
J Photo of Page 9 34
K Photo of Page 10 (Includes Sketch of Tetra) "
L Photo of Page 11 "
M Photo of Page 12 "
N Photo of Page 13 35
O Photo of Page 14 (Sketch of Vertex) "
P Photo of Page 15 (Includes Sketch of 2 Vectors) "
Q Photo of Page 16 (Sketch of Standard Compound Curvature Sheet stamping) "
R Photo of Page 17 (Sketch #1 of Connector) 36
S Photo of Page 18 (Sketch of Ch4 = Ch1 + Ch2 + Ch3 Divided by 6) "
T Photo of Page 19 (Sketch of Strips) "
U Photo of Page 20 (Sketch #2 of Connector) "
 
7              MISCELLANEOUS GEODESIC STRUCTURES: 1 of 2 (Fuller Research Foundation, Canada; Dec '49-Aug '50) 37
A Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Horizon Groups 1, 2 & 3 (#1 Type) "
B Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Horizon Groups 1, 2 & 3 (#2 Type) 38
C Drawing of 31 Great Circle Geodesic Structure: Horizon Groups 1, 2 & 3 (#3 Type) "
D Drawing of Hub 1 Details 39
E Drawing of Hub 2 Details "
F Drawing of Hub 3 Details "
G Drawing of Hub 4 Details "
H Drawing of Hub 5 Details 40
I Drawing of Hub 6 Details "
J Drawing of Hub 7 Details "
K Drawing of Hub 8 Details "
L Drawing of Hub 9 Details 41
M Drawing of Data Table for Triangles 1 "
N Drawing of Data Table for Triangles 2 "
O Drawing of Data Table for Triangles 3 "
P Drawing of Data Table for Triangles 4 42
Q Sketch of 3-Way Geodesic Grid Stress Flows "
R Drawing of Typical Dymaxion Projection 3-Way Great Circle Grid 1 "
S Drawing of Typical Dymaxion Projection 3-Way Great Circle Grid 2 "
T Sketch of Diamond Patterns 43
U Sketch of One of 30 Diamonds on Edge of Icosa "
V Sketch of Details of 6 Diamonds "
W Sketch of Great Circle Data: Identity of Triangles, Diamonds, Edges & Joints 1 44
X Drawing of Great Circle Data: Identity of Triangles, Diamonds, Edges & Joints 2 "
Y Drawing of 16 Triangle Group 45
Z Sketch of Design of Collapsible Structure "
AA Drawing of Study of 2 Triangles 46
BB Drawing of High Speed Expanding, Skinned & Trussed 3-Way Geodesic Structure "
CC Sketch of 16-Triangle Expandable-Collapsible Module 47
DD Drawing of Assembly Components & Routine for Plastic Fabric-Covered Zig-Zag Truss Units "
EE Drawing of Expandable-Collapsible Module: Data 48
FF Sketch of Zig-Zag Strip: B "
GG Drawing of Zig-Zag Strips: A & B 49
HH Sketch of Expandable-Collapsible Construction System "
II Sketch of Basic Assembly Unit of "Egg Crate" Dome 50
JJ Drawing of 6-Frequency Subdivision of Basic Triangle "
KK Drawing of Octahedron Subdivision of 6-Frequency 51
LL Drawing of Data for 3 Triangular Units: #s 1, 2 & 3 "
MM Drawing of Data for 3 Triangular Units: #s 4, 5 & 6 52
NN Drawing of Data for 3 Triangular Units: #s 7, 8 & 9 "
OO Drawing of Table of Central Angles 53
PP Drawing of Table of Data Sequence "
QQ Sketch of R B Fuller Disclosure: Domes May Be Deep-Trussed Without Fastenings 1 54
RR Drawing of R B Fuller Disclosure: Domes May Be Deep-Trussed Without Fastenings 2 "
SS Drawing of Production Stretchout of Structural Diamond 55
TT Drawing of 6 Types of Diamonds per Sphere 1 "
UU Drawing of Data for Diamond # 1 (Version 1) 56
VV Drawing of Data for Diamond # 2 (Version 1) "
WW Drawing of Data for Diamond # 3 (Version 1) "
XX Drawing of Data for Diamond # 4 (Version 1) "
YY Drawing of Data for Diamond # 5 (Version 1) 57
ZZ Drawing of Data for Diamond # 6 (Version 1) "
AAA Drawing of 6 Types of Diamonds per Sphere 2 "
BBB Drawing of Data for Diamond # 1 (Version 2) "
CCC Drawing of Data for Diamond # 2 (Version 2) 58
DDD Drawing of Data for Diamond # 3 (Version 2) "
EEE Drawing of Data for Diamond # 4 (Version 2) "
FFF Drawing of Data for Diamond # 5 (Version 2) "
GGG Drawing of Data for Diamond # 6 (Version 2) 59
HHH Drawing of Logistical Inventory of 3-Way Grid 8-Unit Edge Structures "
III Drawing of Data Sheet for Basic Triangles 60
JJJ Drawing of Basic Triangle of 15 Great Circle Sphere 1 "
KKK Drawing of Basic Triangle of 15 Great Circle Sphere 2 61
LLL Drawing of Typical Triangle Left Side "
MMM Drawing of 15 Great Circle Vault Facet Structure 62
NNN Drawing of 15 Great Circle Vault Facet Nomenclature 63
OOO Drawing of Data for 36-Triangle Unit 64
PPP Drawing of Sphere Involute 31' Radius 65
QQQ Drawing of  ?? 66
RRR Drawing of  ?? "
SSS Drawing of 6-Frequency Icosa-Based Dome 67
TTT Drawing of Tables of Data for Triangles "
UUU Drawing of  ?? 68
VVV Drawing of  ?? "
 
8      MISCELLANEOUS GEODESIC STRUCTURES: 2 of 2 (Fuller Research Foundation; Raleigh, NC; 1951) 69
1 Drawing of Zig Zag Assembly "
2 Drawing of 8-Frequency Geodesphere: Top View 70
3 Drawing of 8-Frequency Geodesphere: Side View "
4 Drawing of Cast Aluminum Hub & Tube Terminal: Sheet 1 71
5 Drawing of Cast Aluminum Hub & Tube Terminal: Sheet 2 "
 
9       90 % AUTOMATIC COTTON MILL (SCHOOL OF DESIGN, N CAROLINA State College; Raleigh, NC; 1951) 72
1 Photo of Model of 90% Automatic Cotton Mill (Exterior Elevation) "
2 Drawing of Level 1: Reflected Ceiling Plan 73
3 Drawing of Level 23: Floor Plan for 170 Looms "
4 Drawing of Level 1: Floor Plan for Cleaning & Blending, Lattice Openers, Vertical Opener "
5 Drawing of Level 4: Floor Plan for Spooler, Slasher, Warper, Creels 74
6 Drawing of Level 5: Floor Plan for Spinner Machines "
7 Drawing of Level 6: Floor Plan for Drawing & Roving Frames "
8 Drawing of Level 7: Floor Plan for Cards "
9 Drawing of Level 8: Floor Plan for Pickers 75
10 Drawing of Systems: Air, Water, Electrical, Lighting & Cotton (Elevation) "
11 Drawing of Cutaway Elevation "

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