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Richard Buckminster Fuller

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1928–1968

Portfolio of thirteen screenprints and text by Buckminster Fuller, designed in collaboration with Chuck Byrne and published by the Carl Solway Gallery. The portfolio was produced under the supervision of Buckminster Fuller by Colophon, Cinicinnati, Ohio. The edition is limited to 60 numbered portfolios (1-60) and 20 hors commerce (I-XX). Each of the thirteen prints consists of two 30” x 40” screenprinted sheets, one of which illustrates drawings for a patent invention by Fuller, and the second sheet illustrates the realization of the concept. These two sheets may be presented separately, in two frames; or together, as an overlay, in one frame.

The patent invention drawings are screenprinted in white ink on a clear polyester film. A plain blue backing sheet, provided with each print, may be placed under the clear film patent drawings to create the effect of a blueprint. The accompanying photo realization of each invention is a screenprint on Lenox 100 percent rag paper. The text pages and blue backing sheets are Curtis Tweedweave 100 percent rag paper (made especially for the portfolio).

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UNDERSEA ISLAND - SUBMARISLE, United States Patent Office no. 3,080,583, filed June 8, 1959, serial no. 818, 935, granted March 12, 1963
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SYNERGETIC BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - OCTETRUSS, United States Patent Office no. 2,986, 241, filed February 7, 1956, serial no. 563, 931, granted May 30, 1961
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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - GEODESIC DOME, United States Patent Office no. 261, 168, granted June 29, 1954
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GEODESIC STRUCTURES - MONOHEX, United States Patent Office no. 3,197,927, filed December 19, 1961, serial no. 160, 450, granted August 3, 1965
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WATERCRAFT - ROWING NEEDLES, United States Patent Office no. 3,524,422, filed March 28, 1968, serial no. 716,957
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LAMINAR GEODESIC DOME, United States Patent Office no. 3,203,144, filed May 27, 1960, serial no. 32,268, granted August 31, 1965
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DYMAXION DWELLING MACHINE - WICHITA HOUSE, United States Patent Office, filed March 16, 1946
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PREFABRICATED DYMAXION BATHROOM, United States Patent Office no. 2,220,482, filed May 12, 1938, serial no. 207,518, granted November 5, 1940
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4D HOUSE, United States Patent Office file no. 1,793, submitted April 1, 1928
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MOTOR VEHICLE - DYMAXION CAR, United States Patent Office no. 2,101,057, filed October 18, 1933, serial no. 694, 068, granted December 7, 1937
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TENSILE-INTEGRITY STRUCTURES - TENSEGRITY, United States Patent Office no. 3,063,521, filed August 31, 1959, serial no. 837, 073, granted November 13, 1962
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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - DYMAXION DEPLOYMENT UNIT (SHEET), United States Patent Office no. 2,343,764, filed March 21, 1941, serial no. 384, 509, granted March 7, 1944
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Type: Unbuilt

Information: Edition 7/60
Type: Screenprint on clear polyester film overlay
Dimension: 76.2 × 101.6 cm
Text: Artsy


Posted: March 2018
Category: Architecture