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Adnan Morshed

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816673186

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001

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Ascension as Autobiography

Ascension as Autobiography

Buckminster Fuller and His “Land to Sky, Outward Progression”

Chapter:
(p.85) Two Ascension as Autobiography
Source:
Impossible Heights
Author(s):

Adnan Morshed

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0003

Focusing on a little-explored period of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s life—from his self-published manifesto 4D Time Lock (1928) to his first book Nine Chains to the Moon (1938)—Chapter 2 examines the “ascensional” roots of this visionary entrepreneur’s worldviews.

Keywords:   Airplane, Skyscraper, Ascension, Aerial Gaze, Master Builder, Superhero, Eugenics, Mystical Spirituality, Social Reform, Interwar Cultural Consciousness

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