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1963

  • Work on this object began.

1993

  • We acquired this object.

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Book Cover, R. Buckminster Fuller, Makers of Contemporary Architecture Series, 1963

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen and written by John McHale and published by George Braziller and subject: R. Buckminster Fuller and made for (as the client) George Braziller. It is dated 1963 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

n this book cover design by Elaine Lustig Cohen,
interconnected struts form a geometric abstract
design, while cleverly evoking the content of
the book. The cover appears to feature a portion
of R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, an
architectural structure that relies on the principle
of tensegrity. Tensegrity is a term coined by Fuller
to suggest the joining of tension and integrity, or
elastic cables under tension with compressive rods

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

26.7 × 48 cm (10 1/2 × 18 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

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Book Cover, R. Buckminster Fuller, Makers of Contemporary Architecture Series, 1963; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); USA; offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 26.7 × 48 cm (10 1/2 × 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-51

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