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The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

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    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Building Construction/Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 2,682,235, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_02_DymaxionCar.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Motor Vehicle-Dymaxion Car, United States Patent Office no. 2,101,057, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_03_UnderseaIsland.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Undersea Island-Submarisle, United States Patent Office no. 3,080,583,from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print on Lenox paper; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

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    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne; Undersea Island-Submarisle, United States Patent Office no. 3,080,583, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print on polyester film; 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_05_NonSymetrical.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Non-Symetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, United States Patent Office no. 3,866,366, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_06_LaminarGeodesic.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Laminar Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 3,203,144, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_07_4D_House.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, 4D House, United States Patent Office no. 1,793, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print on Lenox paper; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

  • sfmoma_Fuller_08_AirOceanMap.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map, 1981; screen print; 50 in. x 72 in.; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Elizabeth and Carl Solway in memory of Robert Fillmore Lovett, Jr.; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved

  • sfmoma_Fuller_09_4DDwelling.jpg

    Buckminster Fuller, 4D Dwelling, 1928; pencil on paper; 11 x 8 1/2 in.; Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries M1090 R. Buckminster Fuller Papers; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved

  • sfmoma_Fuller_10_Barbieri.jpg

    Olivo Barbieri, site specific_ MONTREAL 04 [Buckminster Fuller Dome], 2004; chromogenic print; 48 in. x 60 in. (121.92 x 152.4 cm); Collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Barry R. Campbell, Toronto, Canada, and the Accessions Committee Fund; © Olivo Barbieri; photo: Ben Blackwell

  • sfmoma_Fuller_11_Behar.jpg

    Yves Béhar/fuseproject, One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop, 2007; plastic, electronics, and software; 1 1/2 x 9 x 9 1/2 in. (3.81 x 22.86 x 24.13 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Yves Béhar/fuse project; © Yves Béhar; photo: courtesy fuseproject

  • sfmoma_Fuller_12_AntFarm.jpg

    Ant Farm, Convention City 1976, 1972, printed 2012; prints from 35mm slides; 20 x 24 in. each; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Ant Farm

  • sfmoma_Fuller_13_BasPrincen.jpg

    Bas Princen, Train Depot (Hexagon Exoskeleton), 2005; framed lambda print; 50 3/8 x 62 5/8 x 1 9/16 in. (128 x 159 x 4 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Bas Princen

  • sfmoma_Fuller_14_IwamotoScott.jpg

    IwamotoScott Architecture with proces2, Jellyfish House, 2005–2006; nylon model and movie; model: 26 x 49-3/8 x 12 in.; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase and Gift of IwamotoScott Architecture; © IwamotoScott Architecture

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    IwamotoScott Architecture with proces2, Jellyfish House, 2005–2006; nylon model and movie; model: 26 x 49-3/8 x 12 in.; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase and Gift of IwamotoScott Architecture; © IwamotoScott Architecture

  • sfmoma_Fuller_16_HYDRAMAXPortMachine.jpg

    Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, HYDRAMAX Port Machine, 2012; model; 12 x 60 x 30 in. (30.48 x 152.4 x 76.2 cm); courtesy the designers; © Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno

  • sfmoma_Fuller_17_PacificHighSchool.jpg

    Lloyd Kahn, Images of Pacific High School  1968–1971; Eleven prints from 35 mm slides; one print is 16 x 20 inches, and the others are 8 x12 inches or 12 x 8 inches each; courtesy the designer; © Lloyd Kahn

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    Lloyd Kahn, Images of Pacific High School  1968–1971; Eleven prints from 35 mm slides; one print is 16 x 20 inches, and the others are 8 x12 inches or 12 x 8 inches each; courtesy the designer; © Lloyd Kahn

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