Buckminster Fuller: Thinking out Loud

Synopsis
A true Renaissance Man, Buckminster Fuller, best remembered as the architect and creator of the geodesic dome, made an equally dramatic mark as an engineer, inventor, poet, visionary, philosopher and iconoclast. This film is the first retrospective look at his remarkable life and work since his death in 1983. His voluminous archives and previously unseen personal papers were used in its preparation, and the film uses archival footage of Fuller’s lectures and interviews with commentary from major creative thinkers and artists--including John Cage, Arthur Penn, Philip Johnson, Merce Cunningham, Paul Goldberger and Al Hirschfeld--and readings from Fuller’s writings by Spalding Gray. Made for broadcast in the PBS ‘American Masters’ series.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1996
Subjects
Engineering; Philosophy; Technology
Keywords
engineering; inventions; philosophy of science; Fuller, Buckminster

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
NTSC
Price
$34.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2003

Sponsor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Zeitgeist Films

Email
clemence@zeitgeistfilms.com
Web
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Phone
+1 212 274 1989
Fax
+1 212 274 1644
Address
247 Centre Street, 2nd Floor
New York
NY 10013
USA

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