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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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The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHRIS WILKINSON

Text by Chris Wilkinson.

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ISBN: 9781910350188 | US $26.95

Pub Date: 10/27/2015
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Richard Rogers: Inside Out

RICHARD ROGERS: INSIDE OUT

Text by Richard Burdett.

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ISBN: 9781907533617 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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John Soane: Architect: Master of Space and Light

JOHN SOANE: ARCHITECT: MASTER OF SPACE AND LIGHT

Contributions by Margaret Richardson.

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ISBN: 9781910350140 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 4/7/2015
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Frei Otto: Thinking by Modeling

FREI OTTO: THINKING BY MODELING

Edited by Georg Vrachliotis, Joachim Kleinmanns, Martin Kunz, Philipp Kunz.

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ISBN: 9783959050890 | US $62.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2017
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MARTIN WAGNER: THE GROWING HOUSE

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Pub Date: 3/1/2016
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Herbert Stattler: Ornament City

HERBERT STATTLER: ORNAMENT CITY

Text by Hubertus Butin, Michael Hagner.

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ISBN: 9783944669403 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2014
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Emilio Ambasz: Emerging Nature

EMILIO AMBASZ: EMERGING NATURE

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ISBN: 9783037785263 | US $39.00

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Shanshui City

SHANSHUI CITY

By Ma Yansong.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784570 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2015
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Nicholas Hawksmoor

NICHOLAS HAWKSMOOR

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783498 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 4/14/2015
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Kenzo Tange

KENZO TANGE

Edited by Seng Kuan.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783108 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Andrea Palladio - Unbuilt Venice

ANDREA PALLADIO - UNBUILT VENICE

By Antonio Foscari.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782224 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2010
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Rooms You May Have Missed

ROOMS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

By Mirko Zardini.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784587 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 11/25/2015
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