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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

By R. Buckminster Fuller.

Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. For more than five decades, he set forth his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems in numerous essays, which offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual universe of this renaissance man. These texts remain surprisingly topical even today, decades after their initial publication.While Fuller wrote the works in the 1960’s and 1970’s, they could not be more timely: like desperately needed time-capsules of wisdom for the critical moment he foresaw, and in which we find ourselves. Long out of print, they are now being published again, together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these editions with supplementary material providing background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of his visionary ideas.

Initially published in 1969, and one of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity, and the principles for avoiding extinction and “exercising our option to make it.” How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future.And it Came to Pass - Not to Stay brings together Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays“ in a form he called his “ventilated prose”, and as always addressing the current global crisis and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know”, “What I am Trying to Do”, “Soft Revolution”, and “Ethics”, put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.“ In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound.


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Between Land and Sea Works of Kiyonori Kikutake

BETWEEN LAND AND SEA WORKS OF KIYONORI KIKUTAKE

Edited by Ken Tadashi Oshima.

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ISBN: 9783037784327 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 1/25/2016
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Floating Images

FLOATING IMAGES

Edited by André Tavares, Pedro Bandeira. Text by Pedro Bandeira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Diogo Seixas Lopes, Philip Ursprung.

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ISBN: 9783037783016 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Eduardo Souto de Moura

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA

By Eduardo Souto de Moura.

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ISBN: 9783037783122 | US $42.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Kenzo Tange

KENZO TANGE

Edited by Seng Kuan.

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ISBN: 9783037783108 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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What Anchors a House in Itself

WHAT ANCHORS A HOUSE IN ITSELF

By Andreas Fuhrimann.

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ISBN: 9783037782408 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 10/1/2010
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Urban Hopes

URBAN HOPES

Edited by Christoph A. Kumpusch.

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ISBN: 9783037783764 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 2/28/2014
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Nicholas Hawksmoor

NICHOLAS HAWKSMOOR

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

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ISBN: 9783037783498 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 4/14/2015
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David Adjaye

DAVID ADJAYE

By David Adjaye. Edited by Mark McQuade. Contributions by Matthew Ritchie, Teresita Fernández, Jorge Pardo.

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ISBN: 9783037782828 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/25/2012
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Shanshui City

SHANSHUI CITY

By Ma Yansong.

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ISBN: 9783037784570 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2015
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Zaha Hadid Architects

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Photographs by Hélène Binet.

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ISBN: 9783037783535 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 12/13/2013
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The Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph A. Kumpusch for the Liced Poro sity Block in Chengdu, China 2007-2012

THE LIGHT PAVILION BY LEBBEUS WOODS AND CHRISTOPH A. KUMPUSCH FOR THE LICED PORO SITY BLOCK IN CHENGDU, CHINA 2007-2012

Edited by Christoph A. Kumpusch.

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ISBN: 9783037783092 | US $15.00

Pub Date: 3/25/2013
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Steven Holl - Color Light Time

STEVEN HOLL - COLOR LIGHT TIME

Edited by Steven Holl.

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ISBN: 9783037782521 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 5/25/2011
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