Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity

Author:   R Buckminster Fuller ,  Jaime Snyder
Publisher:   Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN:  

9783037786222


Pages:   448
Publication Date:   20 June 2008
Format:   Paperback
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A classic of utopian literature, more urgent than ever: Buckminster Fuller's provocative blueprint for the future Composed of lectures given by Buckminster Fuller throughout the world in the 1960s, Utopia or Oblivion presents the thesis that humanity, for the first time in its history, has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. Fuller's grandson, in the introduction, refers to this selection as hardcore Bucky, as these essays display Fuller's investigations into mathematics, geometry and how they intersect with the arts, music and world peace. In Fuller's words, This is what man tends to call utopia. It's a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe--the alternative of which is oblivion. First published in 1969 and then reprinted by Lars Muller in 2008, Utopia or Oblivion also includes one of the earliest published discussions of Fuller's World Game, a revolutionary game that set as the goal for players, that the world works for 100% of humanity to nobody's disadvantage. It challenged players to overlook traditional world units such as nations, states and other political and economic divisions.

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Author:   R Buckminster Fuller ,  Jaime Snyder
Publisher:   Lars Muller Publishers
Imprint:   Lars Muller Publishers
Dimensions:   Width: 11.90cm , Height: 3.60cm , Length: 19.10cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9783037786222


ISBN 10:   3037786221
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   20 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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