BUCKMINSTER FULLER BIBLIOGRAPHY
BOOKS RELEVANT TO FULLER
TABLE OF CONTENTS

- THE DESIGN INITIATIVE -
- BY R BUCKMINSTER FULLER, 1963 -
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -
- PREFACE BY JOHN MCHALE -

CHAPTER 1         

WORLD DESIGN INITIATIVE 1

Pic C-04-007

Curve of Actual & Projected World Industrialization (1952) 5
D-01-129 Synergy Tetrahedron from Triangles: 1Triangle + 1 Triangle = 4 Triangles 22
D-01-130 1 Positive Tetrahedron + 1 Negative Tetrahedron = 1 Stable Cube 24
D-01-131 Two Tetrahedra in Stable Cube

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D-01-132 One Positive Triangle and One Negative Triangle 25
D-01-133 Each Represent Two Unstable Triangles (Diamonds) 26
D-01-118 1 Positive Event and 1 Negative Events = 1 Tetrahedron 31
D-01-119 Positive Events and Negative Events in Tetrahedra, Octahedra & Cube 32
D-01-120 Positive Events and Negative Events Make 1 Icosahedra and Two Frequency Geodesic Dome

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D-01-043 Tensegrity Octahedron Model by Theodore Pope 33
D-01-121 Positive Event Tensegrity Octahedron and Negative Event Tensegrity Octahedron 34
D-01-122 1 Positive Event Tensegrity Octahedron + 1 Negative Event Tensegrity Octahedron = 1 Tensegrity Icosa

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D-01-123 Tensegrity Icosahedron Transforms Through + & - Tensegrity Octahedra to Tensegrity Tetrahedron 35
D-01-033 Tensegrity Icosahedron Behaves as One System--Expanding & Contracting Symmetrically 36
D-01-044 Compound Complex of Tensegrity Icosahedra Filling All-Space 37
D-01-125 Model of an Unstable Tensegrity Cube

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D-01-124 2-Frequency Tensegrity Tricontrahedron 38
P-04-001 40'-Diam, 90-Strut,  4-Frequency, Tensegrity Sphere at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA (1953) 39
M-19-013 40'-Diam, 6-Frequency,  Fiberglass Tensegrity Dome at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA 40
M-21-010 Superimposed Tetrahedra Tensegrity Mast Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA 41
D-01-126 Tensegrity Masts Assembled into a Tensegrity Sphere 42
D-01-127 Opposite Behavior of Clothes Line Struts & Tensegrity Tetrahedra Struts 43
D-01-099 2-Frequency Six Great Circle (GC) Tensegrity Tricontrahedra Model

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T-11-015 72'-Diam Rigid Tensegrity Basketry 3/4 Sphere at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA 44
D-01-101 Holes in Balloons as Viewed under a Microscope 45
D-01-102 Paired Molecules of Gas Collide with the Skin Forming a Balloon 46
D-01-103 Tensegrity Domes are Hollowed-Out Balloons 47
B-19-002 Uninflated 20'-Diam Pneumatic Double-Skin Dome 48
B-19-003 Inflated 20'-Diam Pneumatic Double-Skin Dome is Hollowed Out Balloon 49
P-21-001 2-Frequency Pneumatic Double-Skin Hemisphere Dome with Triangular Holes in Walls 50
W-05-034 Flying Seed Pod Dome in Parallel Folded State at Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA (1953) 51
W-05-035 Flying Seed Pod Dome Opening at Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA (1953) 52
W-05-036 Flying Seed Pod Dome Open (45 Seconds) at at Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA (1953)

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D-01-113 Dr D Casper's Polio Virus Shell Model is Similar in principle to the Flying Seed Pod 53
A-12-005 Tensegrity Basketry Pattern of the Outer Tissue Layer of the Human Testes 54
A-12-006 Tensegrity Basketry Pattern of the Human Eyeball Cornea 55
F-08-009 Geodesic Patterns of Micro-Plants--Algae & Diatoms 56
F-08-005 Diatom Micro-Plant is a Geodesic Dome 57
R-04-001 Radiolaria Micro-Animals are Geodesic Domes 58
O-02-003 Triangular Strip Folds Back upon itself to Form Octahedra Strips 59
O-02-030 Octahedra Strips Combine to Form an Octet Truss 60
D-01-128 Triple-Bonded Tetrahedra Combine to Form a Tetra Helix

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D-10-003 Three Tetra Helixes Combine to Form Possible DNA Model 61
E-02-001 Transparent Marble Models of Identical-Sized Close-Packed Spheres 62
A-01-004 RBF Sketches of a Zeppelin Air-Delivering a 10-Decker 4-D Building (1927) 63
D-05-029 Painting of Early Dymaxion House by Mrs Anne Fuller (1927) 64
F-02-030 Looking up at Ford Rotunda Dome, Dearborn, MI, USA (1952) 65
P-01-009 31 Great Circle (GC) Necklace Dome being Earthquake Tested at Black Mountain College, NC, USA 67
W-04-019 Outside of Woods Hole Restaurant Dome, Woods Hole, MA, USA 68
W-04-026 Inside of Woods Hole Restaurant Dome, Woods Hole, MA, USA

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L-05-018 Early Fiberglass Radome Testing 69
L-06-075 Erection of a Production 55'-Diam Fiberglass Radome 70
L-06-076 Production 55'-Diam Fiberglass Dome on DEW Line 72
M-08-015 Three Helicopters in a 55'-Diam Magnesium Marine Corps Geodesic Dome Hangar 73
M-27-010 Helicopter Flies Skinned Dome off Aircraft Carrier

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M-08-016 Helicopter Flies Dome Frame at 60 Knots (69 mph) (1954) 74
F-04-001 One Helicopter Lifts a Ford Motor Co 114'-Diam Geodesic Dome (1960) 75
K-05-011 Aerial View of Kaiser 145'-Diam Aluminum Dome, Honolulu, HI, USA (1958) 76
K-05-002 Interior View of Kaiser 145'-Diam Aluminum Dome, Honolulu, HI, USA, During a Symphony Concert (1958) 77
K-02-028 100'-Diam US Dept of Commerce Trade Fair Geodesic Dome in Kabul, Afghanistan (1957) 78
T-07-010 100'-Diam US Dept of Commerce Trade Fair Dome in New Delhi, India, Bangkok, Thailand & Tokyo, Japan 79
B-20-009 External View of a 100'-Diam Calico Geodesic Dome in Bombay, India (1958) 80
B-20-010 Interior View of a 100'-Diam Calico Geodesic Dome in Bombay, India (1958)

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A-08-012 Construction of 275'-Diam American Society for Metals Int'l Dome, Russell Center, OH, USA (1958) 81
A-08-013 Truss Details of 275'-Diam American Society for Metals Int'l Dome, Russell Center, OH, USA (1958)

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A-08-014 Completed 275'-Diam American Society for Metals Int'l Dome, Russell Center, OH, USA (1958) 82
U-02-071 Aerial View of 384'-Diam Union Tank Car Sheet Steel Dome, Baton Rouge, LA, USA (1959)

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U-02-078 Close-Up of 384'-Diam Union Tank Car Sheet Steel Dome, Baton Rouge, LA, USA (1959) 83
U-02-075 Completed 384'-Diam Union Tank Car Sheet Steel Dome, Baton Rouge, LA, USA (1959) 84
M-36-001 200'-Diam Aluminum American Pavilion "Golden Dome" in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, Russia (1959) 85
P-20-001 Four Children's Geodesic Plydomes in a Playground 86
P-20-004 Inside View of a Children's Plydome

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T-02-011 Award-Winning 36'-Diam Paperboard Triennial Geodesic Dome, Milan, Italy (1954) 87
M-32-018 Three 20'-Diam Monsanto Fome-Core Geodesic Domes made for the US Peace Corp in Puerto Rico

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C-11-025 Interior of R B Fuller Residence Geodesic Pease Dome, Carbondale, IL, USA 88
C-11-020 Upstairs Library of R B Fuller Residence Geodesic Pease Dome, Carbondale, IL, USA

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M-21-007 Exhibit of a Tensegrity Tower, an Octet Truss Structure & a Radome at MOMA, New York, NY, USA ('60-61) 89
S-13-022 Exterior Night View of the Aluminum Truss, Acrylic Skin, Climatron Greenhouse Dome, St Louis, MO, USA 90
S-13-032 Interior of Climatron Greenhouse Dome, St Louis, MO, USA, Showing Palm Fronds

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S-13-030 Interior of Climatron Greenhouse Dome, St Louis, MO, USA, Showing Waterfall 91
M-11-006 Drawing of "Garden of Eden" Geodesic Dome by Student of Mass Inst of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA 92
N-10-001 RBF's Proposed 2-Mile Diameter Tensegrity Manhattan City-Dome, New York, NY, USA 93

CHAPTER 2

THE 5 TWO-YEAR INCREMENT PHASES OF THE 10-YEAR WORLD FACILITIES REDESIGN 105
A Phase 1: World Literacy re. World Problems 107
B Phase 2: Prime Movers and Prime Metals

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C Phase 3: Tool Evolution

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D Phase 4: The Service Industries 108
E Phase 5: The Evolving Contact Products

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CHAPTER 3

HISTORICAL BLAST OFF INTO THE SPACE AGE OF MAN 109
A The 160 Year Industrial Revolution as Articulated in the USA 111
Chart A-1 Curve #1 US Copper; Curve #2 US Population 114
A-2 Curve #3 Consumption of Energy; Curve #9 US Barrels of Petroleum; Curve #11 Electric Power Production 115
A-3 Curve #4 US Copper Distribution; Curve #10 Electric Equipment Production 116
A-4 Curve #7 Rail Passengers; Curve #12 Auto Passengers; Curve #13 Airway Miles; Curve14-Air Passengers 117
A-5 Curve #5 Telegraph Wire Miles; Curve #6 Rail Track Mileage; Curve #8 Auto Roadway Miles 118
B Automation Permits General Distribution of Wealth 120

Chart B

Curve #1 Urban Cost of Living; Curve #2 Auto Cost/lb; Curve #3 Dollars/Horsepower 121
C Velocity of Families' Acquisition of Mechanical Extensions 122

Chart C

Curve1-Families; Curve2-Homes; Curve3-Fones; Curve4-Cars; Curve5-Radios; Curve6-Friges; Curve7-TVs 124
D Copper: The Energy Highway of Industrialization 125
Chart D-1 Curve1-World Copper Prod; Curve2-World Copper Scrap; Curve3-US Copper Prod; Curve4-US Copper Scrap 129
D-2 Curve #5 US Patents-Total; Curve #6 US Patents-Corporations; Curve #7 US Patents-Industrial 130
E World & US Production & Consumption of Copper Correlated to Population 131
CHAPTER 4 THE CUMULATIVE NATURE OF WEALTH 133

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Profile of the Industrial Revolution (Chemical Elements Inventory Chronology) 139
CHAPTER 5 UNIVERSAL REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST 140
A Essentially Random & Subjective Phenomena 143
B Essentially Routine & Subjective Phenomena-Internal to Dwelling

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C Essentially Random & Objective Phenomena-Internal to Dwelling

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D Essentially Incisive & Routine Objective Phenomena-External to Dwelling

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- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 158
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