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The two works given to the museum are variations on the geodesic dome, one of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s major inventions. Used in the construction of civic buildings, protest camps, military radar stations, children’s games or exhibitions, these structures are based upon geometric principles developed by Fuller inspired by his observations of nature. The inventor applies the concept of the geodesic line (the shortest line joining two points on a surface) to construct the most balanced, lightweight and resistant structure possible. His domes are a synthesis of all of the inventor’s fundamental precepts, combining a reasoned and aesthetic use of technological progress with a holistic conception of man’s relationship to nature.

Richard Buckminster Fuller was born into a family of numerous activists committed to improving all aspects of society. He was influenced by the transcendental movement, of which his great aunt, Margaret Fuller, was an important figure. This philosophical and cultural movement driven by Emerson in the 1830s, affirms the essential unity of the universe integrating man into the natural world. Fuller’s vision of nature was an all-encompassing one, at the heart of which man must find his place.
Fuller extols a systemic or holistic vision of the world which he detailed in a large body of writings and conferences. His idea of  “doing more with less” was based on a high level of awareness of the limits of the physical potential of the planet, as well as on a solid faith in man’s commitment.

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