Textile, Time Capsule
Many 1950s textile designs reflected a widespread optimism about the transformative power of science. Prints based on scientific and mathematical formulas and symbols, like Time Capsule, with its dense clusters of polyhedrons reminiscent of architect and engineer R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes (see facsimile of U.S. patent for Geodesic Dome construction in “Architecture of Life” section), were a reaction against the flowers and fruits that were so dominant in the immediate post-World War II period.
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Textile, Time Capsule; USA; cotton; 1989-62-10