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Buckminster Fuller: United States pavilion for Expo 67, Montréal
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Buckminster Fuller

[American Architect and Inventor, 1895-1983]

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    Buckminster Fuller Works Online    
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Commercial Galleries:  Galleries: We invite you to register and list your site (no charge for this service)
Original works by Buckminster Fuller available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDesign Museum, London, UK

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
12 works online when last checked

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2008 exhibition

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
PBase Photo Sharing
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Several shots of geodesic domes around the world

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           Flickr: "Buckminster Fuller"   
 
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Great Buildings Online

PBS
Biography, from the American Masters TV series

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Buckminster Fuller  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Biographies of Notable American Unitarians

 
Multimedia:
Google Video
Several long documentaries about one of the 20th century's most original thinkers

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
Variety of film clips


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
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Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium


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Bucky Works: Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today


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Buckminster Fuller's Universe: His Life and Work


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Your Private Sky: R Buckminster Fuller: Discourse


 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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