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Printed Invitation signed: "Buckminster Fuller" on upper portion of inside, 5½x8½ sheet, folded in half. Portland, Oregon, 1973 January 8.

Sale Price $850.00

Reg. $1,000.00

Condition: Lightly creased, Slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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BUCKMINSTER FULLER. Printed Invitation signed: "Buckminster Fuller" on upper portion of inside, 5½x8½ sheet, folded in half. Portland, Oregon, 1973 January 8. Front cover is imprinted with the name, address and telephone number of Portland Community College (display is windowed to show both sides). Imprinted text, in full: "Portland Community College/cordially invites you/to attend a reception honoring/R. Buckminster Fuller, January 8, 1973/5:00 to 6:30 p.m./Upper Mall, Sylvania/12000 S.W. 49th Avenue/Portland, Oregon".Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was a Professor at Southern Illinois (Carbondale) University when he signed this invitation on the occasion of a reception and lecture at Portland Community College. Fuller spoke to the students there about architecture, specifically his development of the geodesic dome. This dome, which has the dimensions, weight and mass to allow it to sit directly on the ground as a complete structure, was developed in the 1940s by Fuller and has become his most noted development. The geodesic dome housed the U.S. exhibition at the Canadian Universal and International Exhibition in Montreal (Expo '67), which opened on April 27, 1967. Fuller, a futurist who asserted that all human needs could be met through technology and planning, opened up new possibilities for "Spaceship Earth" (a term that he coined). "Bucky", who also coined "synergetics", held patents to over 2,000 inventions, including a pole-suspended Dymaxion House (1927), the Dymaxion Air-ocean World Map (1943) and a World Game (1969) that predicted and solved world problems.Fuller, a prolific author, received numerous awards, including the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from Queen Elizabeth II. Lightly creased with mid-horizontal fold. Slightly soiled, stray ink mark above signature. Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 26¼x14½.

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